Bhilaians gear up for ‘Navratri’ festival

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Sep 2018 11:13:38


Staff Reporter,


Likewise every year this year too, the Bhilaians seems to be more excited and enthusiastic towards ‘Navratri’ festival and to celebrate this festival in an entertaining way, they are practicing Dandiya and Garba steps. Navratri is round the corner and preparation for the nine nights of fun with the beats and songs of Garba and Dandiya in full swing in Steel City.

All the dance classes, women clubs and several social organisations are conducting classes for teaching the moves of Dandiya and Garba, ahead of Navratri festivity. These dandiya training seasons are get-ting good response from the Bhilaians, especially the women are seems to be more interested in learning it.

People from steel city have also started purchasing out-fits for dandiya events which includes Chaniya Choli, Ghagra and lenhangas with antiques jewelries for girls while boys prefer Kurta-Payjama and Sherwanis.
After all, nine nights of song and dance means planning nine different looks, brushing up on dandiya moves and getting your groove on to the latest garba beats of the season.

On the other hand, the organisations which are arranging the festivity are also initiating measures for ensuring the inclusion of traditional Dandiya and Garba events while making additional pandals for it.

Srishti Menon, (Fashion Designer)

If yoU don’t want to wear a ghagra choli, you can pair a plain ganji, with a flowy skirt in Indian prints and complete it with a bandini dupatta. For giving a fusion twist to your
outfits slip on your favorite comfortable jeans and pair it with gamthi crop top for a funky look. Chunky bracelets and jhumkis will complete the look.



Shabnam Khan, (Dance Instructor)

Many people don’t know that practicing Dandiya and Garba is a fun way of keeping in shape and banishing stress. It is an excellent form of exercise and burns as many calories as jogging or swimming. We are implementing some fusion with traditional Garba style to make it more entertaining and pleasant like adding Salsa, Stunt and other flavours in it.




Nirmala Anish, (Medical Practitioner)

Long time at workplace, a high level of stress take a toll on the quality of life, in such a way gathering together with friends and performing Garba, relieves from all the stresses. Dancing is a social activity; it gives you an opportunity to make new friends. The performers develop concentration, team spirit and learn to coordinate their movements.