This festival is devoted solely to the Mother Goddess — known variously as Durga,Bhavani, Amba, Chandika, Gauri, Parvati, Mahishasuramardini — and her other manifestations.The name “Durga” means “inaccessible”, and she is the personification of the active side of the divine “shakti” energy of Lord Shiva.A Universal Festival All Hindus celebrate this festival at the same time in different ways in different parts of India as well as abroad. In the northern part of the country, the first nine days of this festival, called Navaratri, is commonly observed as a time for rigorous fast, followed by celebrations on the tenth The Garba & Dandia Dance
Every year during the lunar month of Ashwin or Kartik (September-October), Hindus observe ten days of ceremonies, rituals, fasts and feasts in honour of the supreme mother goddess. It begins with the fast of “Navaratri”, and ends with the festivities of “Dusshera” and “Vijayadashami.
We Give Vadodara a reason to re-live its tradition of Navratri.
Ten of thousands of Vadodarian dance together on a very traditional tunes of Garba, wearing a traditional outfits, give them all a sense of Joy, Unity and Strength.
Organised by Jayesh Thakkar