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Dandiya Raas or Dandiya as it is popularly known is a traditional dance form of Gujarat where pairs of dancers holding a short stick in each hand strike one another’s sticks in time to the music. This is considered to be an essential part of the Navaratri celebrations in Gujarat. However, the culture is fast gaining popularity across the country and has resulted in several Dandiya events being organized across the country.
The dance, which is believed to have its origin in during the mythological age of Lord Krishna and Dandiya Raas is believed to be his playful dance with the Gopikas. Another legend has it that the event originated as a depiction of a mock-fight between the Goddess and Mahishasura, the mighty demon-king, and is nicknamed “The Sword Dance”.
During the dance, the dancers energetically whirl and move their feet and arms in a complicated,choreographed manner to the tune of the music with various rhythms. Dandiya would be a feast to the eyes of the audience as they see beautifully dressed women decked up in traditional attire like colorful embroidered choli, ghagra and bandahni dupattas, which is the traditional attire, dazzling with mirror work and heavy jewelry. While the men who match the beat and steps on these women are adorned with attractive turbans and kedia.
The popularity of Dandiya is such that Navarathri never seems to be complete without Dandiya for the patrons of this dance. The growing popularity of the dance form is the reason for the increasing number of Dandiya events across India. The Navrathri season is fast approaching and this means that all the dandiya enthusiasts might be on the lookout for the Dandiya events in 2013 in their region. This article is a compilation of all the upcoming Dandiya events across India categorised city wise to help you pick the events better.
Speaking of Dandiya one is sure to make a mention of AAYYO RAMA HAAT SE YE, Choori Jo Khanki or Maine Payal Hai Chhankai, etc., which are the most popular songs of the dandiya queen Falguni Pathak. Every year the dandiya enthusiasts groove to the songs of the dandiya queen.
It would surely be an enthralling opportunity for them to know that they can now perform Dandiya this navrathri with Falguni Pathak herself, if they happen to be in the financial capital of the country, Mumbai. The event is sure to have a mad rush for passes, so hurry and get your passes now.
Get the dance of Gujarat in Delhi by celebrating Dussara the traditional way with the professional styled Dandiya moves this October. Lets go Dandiyaaa is a dandiya event, which is happening in Delhi to celebrate the spirit of festivity by joining this event organized by the Metrowalk, rohini (adventure island).
Experienced professionals and live performances by the renowned artist troupe from Gujrat would be offered for people who do not know the dandiya steps appropriately. Book your passes now to avoid regretting later.
The most celebrated dandiya event in Delhi Wow Dandiya is back with its Dandiya events in 2013. This edition is expected to be a pack of fun and entertainment packed with the spirit of festivity in the national capital. Wow Dandiya 2013 is being hosted by the spectacular performance of singer Annamika and DJ Unox and celebrate the festive season with the most celebrated dandiya events as the world of wonder celebrates Navratri to mark the beginning of festive season. Hurry and get your passes now.
Celebrate the spirit of Navrathri and enjoy swaying with your generous Dandiya and Garba moves and rejuvenate yourself in the festive spirit. Navrathri is a time for celebration and dances so what better way to celebrate than to head to the most happening dandiya event in Pune. Be there at the high-energy dance that is seen today in events such as Zhanzariya Dandiya 2013. Register now for the passes for the best upcoming dandiya event in Pune.
The fifth edition of the most entertaining and rocking dandiya event in Pune Roo Ba Roo Dandiya Nite – 2013 is back and this time in a bigger and better form than it has in the past. The event is hosted by The VVians, alumni of Acharya Shree Vijay Vallabh School, which is a non-profit association that was formed in 2009. The group seeks to promote the cultural, social, spiritual and academic growth among society and among the 1000 past and present students.
This Premium Navratri Garba-Dandiya Celebration event in Pune is all set to enthrall its patrons just as it has in the past and is sure to be the best among the upcoming Dandiya events in Pune. Book your passes now and have the best navrathri of your life.
AKRITTI is organizing the curtain raiser dandiya event in the land of Nawabs this year at The Park Hotel in Hyderabad. Gear up for DANDIA DHHOOM and welcome navrathri with the spirit of joy, fun and frolic, which is exactly the way the festival is expected to be welcomed. Apart from the loads of fun and dancing with the live band there are also numerous prizes that can be won by the participants. So, Hurry and book your passes now all the young girls and guys, but make sure you are dresses in traditional attire while heading to this event.
The colors of Navratri would descend in Chennai as the Dandiya season hosted by the Gujart Cultural Committe is happening from October 5 just when the Navratri festival kicks in and starts spreading joy. The Navratri Festival @ EA or Express Avenue is sure to create the feel of Gujarat in South India as the traditional Gujarati dance tries to take over the Navaratri celebrations.
Garba and Dandiya are the most essential part of Navratri celebrations in Gujarat and several other parts of India, while the concept still seems relatively new to the Chennaits. Get your passes now before everyone else happens to get their hand on them.
These are just a few handpicked dandiya events in 2013 from the numerous dandiya events across India. However, these are not the only dandiya events in 2013 so feel free to add the dandiya events that are happening in your city in the comments below.
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