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Garba dance at JSS Urban Haat a hit among audience

The Garba dance at the ongoing Gujarat Handicraft Utsav at JSS Urban Haat proved to be a great hit among the audience on Friday evening.

The programme was held from 7.30 pm and 9pm and Over 40 artists danced to 10 different tunes.

Garba is a dance form originated in Gujarat, performed during Navratri – a nine-day festival of Goddess Durga. The dance is usually performed in a circle around a big lamp or the statue of Goddess Shakti.

Garba is often confused with Dandiya, which is another dance form of Gujarat performed during Navratri. The major difference between the two dance forms is that Garba is performed in circular movements with hands and feet, while Dandiya is played with colourful sticks.

Dancers performed in colourful costumes to the rhythm of a dhol or a drum, the men and women looked vibrant and full of life in their attires. The Gujarat Handicraft Utsav which began on July 1 will conclude on July 10.

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