When Raas Garba is performed?

During Navratri, garba is performed before aarti (worshipping ritual) as devotional performances in the honor of the Goddess, while raas is performed after it, as a part of merriment. Each of the dances are easy to follow along with and are meant to be performed by people of all ages and dance abilities.

Where is Raas garba performed?

Raas or Dandiya Raas is the socio-religious folk dance originating from Indian state of Gujarat and popularly performed in the festival of Navaratri. The dance is performed in the Marwar region of Rajasthan too.

Which dance is performed in the Honour of Goddess Durga?

Dandiya Raas – Performed in Goddess Durga’s honour, Dandiya is actually the staging of mock-fight between the Goddess and the demon Mahishasura. The origins of Raas can be traced to the times when Lord Krishna performed Rasa Lila (Lila means Lord Krishna’s playful dance) with Gopis of Vrindavan.

During which festival is garba traditionally performed?

Garba is performed during Navratri, the longest and largest dance festival in the world. Navratri, literally meaning “nine nights,” is the Hindu festival dedicated to Durga—the feminine form of divinity and her nine forms, from the fierce sword-wielding Kaalratri to the smiling creator of the universe Kushmanda.

What is Navratri celebration?

Each year, on each day of Navratri, an incarnation of “Goddess Durga” is worshipped to celebrate the day of her victory over Mahishasura, and the ultimate victory of ‘Good over Evil.”


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