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Navratri Special: Eight interesting facts about Garba dance

Navratri Special: Eight interesting facts about Garba dance

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 13, 2015 18:35 IST ]
  • Garba is quite famous in the United States of America and around 20 Universities across the globe hold Garba dance competitions each year.
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    Garba is quite famous in the United States of America and around 20 Universities across the globe hold Garba dance competitions each year.
  • The modern day Garba is actually a fusion of Dandiya Raas and Garba. The mix of two has become very popular amongst the young generation, all over the world.
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    The modern day Garba is actually a fusion of Dandiya Raas and Garba. The mix of two has become very popular amongst the young generation, all over the world.
  • The men who perform the Garba wear a Kediyu a short round Kurta along with Kafni Pajamas along with a Pagdi on their head, and Mojri or Nagras.
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    The men who perform the Garba wear a Kediyu a short round Kurta along with Kafni Pajamas along with a Pagdi on their head, and Mojri or Nagras.
  • Chaniya Choli is characterized by their colorful designs and the embroidery or the mirror work done on them. The whole costume is teamed up with Silver or Black Metal Necklaces, Big Earrings, Kamarband, Bajuband, Maang Tikka and Juttis.
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    Chaniya Choli is characterized by their colorful designs and the embroidery or the mirror work done on them. The whole costume is teamed up with Silver or Black Metal Necklaces, Big Earrings, Kamarband, Bajuband, Maang Tikka and Juttis.
  • Women wear Chaniya Choli a traditional Gujarati three piece outfit comprising Choli or a Blouse, a Chaniya, which is a long flared skirt and an embellished dupatta.
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    Women wear Chaniya Choli a traditional Gujarati three piece outfit comprising Choli or a Blouse, a Chaniya, which is a long flared skirt and an embellished dupatta.
  • Another perspective on the symbolic form of Garba is that as the dancers move around in circles making circular movements with their hands and feet, it represents the circle of life, which moves from life to death to rebirth.
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    Another perspective on the symbolic form of Garba is that as the dancers move around in circles making circular movements with their hands and feet, it represents the circle of life, which moves from life to death to rebirth.
  • Garba was traditionally performed around a big Garbha Deep, representing life just as fetus in the mother's womb. This dance form worships the divinity and power of Goddess Durga or Amba.
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    Garba was traditionally performed around a big Garbha Deep, representing life just as fetus in the mother's womb. This dance form worships the divinity and power of Goddess Durga or Amba.
  • Garba is a dance form originated in Gujarat, performed during Navratri a 9 day festival of Goddess Durga. It is also known as Garbi, Garbha or Garbha Deep.
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    Garba is a dance form originated in Gujarat, performed during Navratri a 9 day festival of Goddess Durga. It is also known as Garbi, Garbha or Garbha Deep.