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Aartis, orchestra performances and garba events go online in Mumbai

October 19, 2020 7:21 am

Several housing societies, communities, and social groups are conducting rituals, aarti and prayers for goddess Ambe Maa through limited invitees and in compliance with social-distancing norms. A few are also broadcasting aartis live for the masses.

Gujarat: Covid-19 protocols push virtual Garba events, house parties to the forefront

October 17, 2020 3:52 pm

With the government banning the organisation of Garba, the traditional folk dance performed on all nine nights of Navratri, citizens across the state have come up with innovative solutions to celebrate the festival.

Explained: Amid Covid-19, what Navaratri without Garba means for Gujarat

October 22, 2020 1:18 pm

Gujarat Navaratri 2020 Covid-19 rules: This will be for the first time in the recent history of Gujarat that there will be no garba during the Navratri, which is its essential element and which the state government has branded as the ‘Longest Dance Festival of the World’.

The importance of garba in National Award-winning Gujarati film Hellaro

November 10, 2019 7:18 am

An award-winning film turns a Kutchi folktale into a parable about the suppression of women by patriarchy

In Gujarat, 2 Dalit families convert to Buddhism, cite cancelled garba

October 10, 2019 6:57 am

Mahendra converted along with his wife Jagruti and two-year-old daughter. “My wife and I concluded that this discrimination was because of the caste-based hierarchy in Hindu religion. Hence, we decided to shun Hinduism and embrace Buddhism.”

Gujarat: Child injured as RJs hurl CDs at garba crowd, FIR against 5, video goes viral

October 18, 2018 7:51 am

The boy’s father has alleged that the RJs recklessly threw CDs of a music album in the crowd when one of the CDs hit his son’s face close to his eye.

Garba in Surat: BJP MP, MLA forced to leave venue after Patidars protest

October 16, 2015 5:54 am

The news of the arrest of the Patidars spread fast after which the Patidars gathered outside Asthaana’s residence.

Hit by slowdown, sponsors don’t want to play Dandiya this Navratri

October 15, 2015 1:16 am

The Ghatkopar-based mandal, running for 17 years, has witnessed a 60 per cent decline in sponsorship.

Godhra to bar Muslims, garba banners say: Daughter before my eyes

October 13, 2015 2:25 am

The BJP and RSS affiliates are urging Godhra residents to organise the traditional or sheri garba to restrict entry and “maintain the purity of the event”.

Shall We Dance? Garba ground is the backdrop to countless romances

May 24, 2017 11:25 am

The garba in Gujarat is an opportunity for young men and women to meet, mingle and fall in love — no matter what their caste or religion.


People take part in Dandiya Raas during Garba nights

October 16, 2015 2:36 pm

While some look forward to the Garba nights, others want to be part of the grand Durga Puja celebrations.

Navaratri festival commences, people perform Garba in traditional attire

October 14, 2015 10:25 pm

As the Navarati festival commenced on Tuesday (October 13), people dressed in traditional attire during the festival evenings gather and join in the religious dance called 'Garba'.

Gujarat painted in Navaratri colours as festivities begin

October 13, 2015 9:49 am

Celebrations begin in Gujarat as the festival of Navratri begins on Tuesday.

Garba takes over Gujarat as Navratri begins

September 26, 2014 4:42 pm

Garba is a dance form that originated in Gujarat. Garba is mostly performed around a centrally lit lamp or a picture or statue of the Goddess Shakti.

Garba rehearsals in Ahmedabad in full swing

September 22, 2014 10:32 am

Navratris are just round the corner and it is celebrated in Ahmedabad with pomp and show. Enthusiasts have started rehearsing for the nine-day long celebration.