Navratri Dandiya Raas is the gujarati folk dance. The word is taken from the two Sanskrit words “Garbh” means womb and “Deep” means lamp. It is required to light a lamp in the clay lantern or in front of the images of goddesses shakti for garba and people play garba around it. In earlier days people were gathered in their streets and paly garba in a simple manner that was known as garbi. Now a days trends of garba has been changed, garba is now more commercialized and big organizations conduct the garba.
Colorful Traditional Dresses of Navratri Dandiya Raas for Men and Women
Colorful Traditional Dresses for WOMEN:
Traditional dresses of the dandiya raas are Red, yellow, pink, orange and light bright colour chaniya choli, ghagra choli and lehenga choli. Some women also come with Traditional bandhani, abhla or with thick gujarati borders.
Colorful Traditional Dresses for MEN:
Traditional kurtas, dhoti, kediya, traditional turban, etc man can use for Navratri Dandiya Raas Nights. Some men can use traditional rings in ear, traditional bangles of silver etc.
Latest Trends of Best Outfits in Navratri Dandiya Raas:
- Backless Kutchi Work Blouses
- Oxidized jewellery
- Heavy Bordered ghagra
- Elegant traditional hairdos
- Navratri tattoos
- go intricate with trendy nail art
- traditional vests
- heavy bangles and kamdar bandh
- waterproof make-up
- jodhpur pants and kurtas
- maang tikas
- traditional bags
- colourful kohlapuris
- paghadi or the saafo- for both men and women
- desi lehengas
- fusion lehengas
- long skirts
- jaipuri bandhej dupattas
- koti jackets
Play Garba are known as Khelaiya:
Those who play garba are known as khelaiya. They generally use two Decorated bamboo sticks (dandiya) to play garba. There are various styles of garba n which are as follows
- six steps
- four steps
- Three claps (tran tali)
We have seen Dresses of Navratri Dandiya Raas. Latest trends of best outfits in Navratri Dandiya Raas. Now we move towards famous gujarati singers who make navratri awesome.
Gujarati Garba Music is the Heart of Navratri Dandiya Raas:
Gujarati garba music is the heart of Navratri Dandiya Raas. When navratri days come to near or navratri is going on, you will hear gujarati garba song everywhere such as in the auto rickshaw, shopping malls, cars, home theater, mobile ringtones etc. Navratri Dandiya Raas music is in the heart of the gujarati people. Even some hindi music director like Sachin Jigar also like to include this music in their music album or movie songs some of them I have listed below.
- Dholi taro dhol from hum dil de chuke sanam
- Nagada sang dhol from ramleela goliyo ki rassleela
- Hey subhaarambh from kai po chhe.
- Pari hoon main
- Radha kaise na jale from lagaan
- Gunje Angna Mein Shehnai from Life Partner
- Udi Udi Jaye from Raees
Most famous Gujarati Singers in Navratri Dandiya Raas:
The name of most famous gujarati singers are listed below. You can find gujarati garba song of them by searching him or her on google.
- Falguni Pathak
- Atul Purohit
- Aishwarya Majumdar
- Kirtidan gadhavi
- Osman Mir
- Arvind vegda
- Sachin jigar
if you are in gujarat during the navratri times, then you must have to visit ahmedabad and vadodara to enjoy navratri. These are two famous places for navratri garba.
Sanku’s garba, YMCA club, La garba of LD college, Vibrant garba, Rajpath Club garba, Karnavati club garba are the famous places where you can play garba. You have to purchase pass to get entry into that.
United way of baroda, Navlakhi are the most famous places to play garba in vadodara. United way of baroda hasGWR i.e. guiness world record for highest number of khailaiya during the navratri day. There are so many foreigners also take part in this garba.