Garba is a form of dance, as well as a religious and social event that originates in Gujarat, India. Garba is a community circle dance from the northwestern Indian state of Gujarat. The word “garba” is also used to refer to the event at which the garba is performed.
Where is garba celebrated in India?
A highlight of the festival in Gujarat is garba, a dance form with origins in the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of the state. Garba is performed around a centrally lit lamp or a picture or idol of Shakti.
Dates and celebrations. In the eastern and northeastern states of India, the Durga Puja is synonymous with Navaratri, wherein goddess Durga battles and emerges victorious over the buffalo demon Mahishasur to help restore dharma. In southern states, the victory of Durga or Kali is celebrated.
The victory of good over evil is the symbol of Navratri or Maha Navratri. Goddess Durga fought demon king ‘Mahishasura’ for nine days and killed him, marking the triumph of good over evil.
How is Diwali celebrated in Gujarat?
In their homes, people light small oil lamps called diyas. It is believed that deceased relatives come back to visit their families on Earth during this festival and the lights are a way to guide the spirits home.
What garba means?
Garba is a dance that honors, worships, and celebrates the feminine form of divinity. The word “garba” comes from the Sanskrit word garbha, meaning “womb.” Traditionally, the dance is performed by women in a circle around a clay lantern with a light inside, called a garbha deep (“womb lamp”).
What is garba in Gujarat?
Garba is a dance form native to the west Indian state of Gujarat, performed in October to honour the Hindu Deity of Divinity, Goddess Durga. Though Garba is mainly an event for Navaratri celebrations, this joyful folk dance is performed on almost every special occasion in Gujarat as a sacred tradition.
Gujarat’s famous Garba dance
40000 People Dancing in India! Garba Festival in Gujarat!
Young Gujarati girls perspire as they dance Garba