Hello friends,

You must be wondering that why DANDIYA photos today!!! I know it has been over 2 weeks since Navratri but I thought “It’s never too late”. So, here I am posting my 2 week old pics hoping that you will like it 😉


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Well just to give some insights. Dandiya and Garba are the featured dances of Navratri evenings in North India. The sticks of the dance represent the sword of Durga. In Gujarat and Rajasthan women generally wear traditional dresses such as colorful embroidered choli, ghagra and bandhani dupattas (traditional attire) dazzling with mirror work and heavy
jewellery. So, being in Bangalore even I wanted to get the same feel and finally ended up in a Dandiya Festival organised in Jayamahal Palace Ground with this traditional attire, which turned out to be a perfect match for the occasion .

Difference between Garba and Dandiya:

  • Garba is performed before Aarti (worshipping ritual) as devotional performances in the honor of the Goddess while Dandiya is performed after it, as a part of merriment.
  • Garba is performed exclusively by women, but in Dandiya men and women join and enjoy the sword dance with colourful sticks.