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Garba Dandiya Raas 2018

Hosted by a member of the Dallas Arts & Culture Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 20 Oct 19:00 - 23:59

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Garba (Gujarati) is a form of dance which originated in the state of Gujarat in India. The name is derived from the Sanskrit term Garbha ("womb") and Deep ("a small earthenware lamp"). Many traditional garbas are performed around centrally lit lamp or a picture or statue of the Goddess Shakti. The circular and spiral figures of garba have similarities to other spiritual dances, such as those of Sufi culture (garba being an earlier tradition). Traditionally, it is performed during the nine-day Hindu festival Navarātrī (Gujarati નવરાત્રી Nava = 9, rātrī = nights). Either the lamp (the Garba Deep) or an image of the Goddess, Durga (also called Amba) is placed in middle of concentric rings as an object of veneration.

No need to dress like Indians, but you are welcome to. DO NOT WEAR A SARI. Best for women wear Chaniya choli (Google) or Salwar Kameez - Looser cloths to dance with turns

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