The festivity spirit reached its peak as the 9-day-long Navratri festival entered its last leg. People are seen enjoying Navratri with full zeal and zest. Whether it’s children, young or elders all are relishing the ages-old tradition to perform Dandiya and Garba.
Modern housing societies and professional event organizers hold mega dance events on the festival. Aiming to add some fun to traditional dance, they do some experiments with dance performance. A similar video is viral on social media in which a group of people are seen playing Dandiya in a swimming pool in Surat, Gujarat. This is indeed unique as we as of now have seen people enjoying the festival on the stage or in an open field but now it broke the traditional method and entered the swimming pool.
Meanwhile, today is Durga Ashtami, Devotees are in full spirit to celebrate the eighth form for Goddess Durga, Maa Mahagauri. According to folklore, Goddess Parvati had to perform penance in order to get Lord Shiva as her husband. While doing that, she had to face a lot of hardships like surviving on leaves, and stay in wild forests and due to such conditions, her complexion turned black. Later, when Lord Shiva accepted her as his wife, he bathed her with water from the Ganges which changed her complexion. This is why she is known as Mahagauri.