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Gorgeous Garba marks beginning of Navratri in India

Gorgeous Garba marks beginning of Navratri in India

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 06, 2013 9:26 IST ]
  • Even the foreign tourists participate in the celebrations of Navratri during an event.
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    Even the foreign tourists participate in the celebrations of Navratri during an event.

  • The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped.
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    The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped.

  • At the fisrt day of Navratri itself it was celebrated with great zeal. (Photo IANS)
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    At the fisrt day of Navratri itself it was celebrated with great zeal. (Photo IANS)

  • As per rituals the pooja of Navratri is considered incomplete without playing Garba.(Photo IANS)
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    As per rituals the pooja of Navratri is considered incomplete without playing Garba.(Photo IANS)

  • Several events are organised during these nine days of Navratri to celebrate and mark the beginning of the festive season.(Photo IANS)
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    Several events are organised during these nine days of Navratri to celebrate and mark the beginning of the festive season.(Photo IANS)

  • Participants are dressed up in bright coloured lenega choli playing garba with dandiya sticks too.(Photo IANS)
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    Participants are dressed up in bright coloured lenega choli playing garba with dandiya sticks too.(Photo IANS)

  • Navaratri represents a celebration of the Goddess Amba, (the or Power). The Navarathri festival or Nine Nights festival . (Photo IANS)
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    Navaratri represents a celebration of the Goddess Amba, (the or Power). The Navarathri festival or Nine Nights festival . (Photo IANS)

  • People dance to pay obeisance to the nine Godess and to rejoice the festival.(Photo IANS)
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    People dance to pay obeisance to the nine Godess and to rejoice the festival.(Photo IANS)

  • Singer Falguni Pathak entertains people during garba event on the occasion of the first day of Navratri.(Photo IANS)
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    Singer Falguni Pathak entertains people during garba event on the occasion of the first day of Navratri.(Photo IANS)

  • Singer Falguni Pathak at a Garba dance event on the occasion of Navratri in Mumbai. (Photo IANS)
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    Singer Falguni Pathak at a Garba dance event on the occasion of Navratri in Mumbai. (Photo IANS)

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