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Let’s Dandiya 2019 at Panthanivas Bhubaneswar

Raas or Dandiya Raas is the traditional folk dance form of Gujarat, India,originated in Vrindavan by Lord Krishna, where it is performed depicting scenes of Holi, and lila of Krishna and Radha. Along with Garba, it is the featured dance of Navratri evenings in Western India.

Why do we play Dandiya in Navratri ?

The Dandiya Raas dance originated as devotional Garba dances, which were performed in Goddess Durga’s honor. … This dance is also nicknamed ‘The Sword Dance’. The sticks of the dance represent the sword of Goddess Durga. The origin of these dances can be traced back to the life of Lord Krishna.

What is the importance of Garba and Dandiya in Dussehra?

Navratri special: Significance of Garba, Dandiya dance forms. Navratri not only symbolises the victory of good over evil (Goddess Durga’s victory over Mahishasur) but also celebrates the spirit of Indian culture in its togetherness.

Dandiya at Panthanivas Bhubaneswar

An inseparable piece of Gujarat’s cultural tradition – dandiya dance – has become part and parcel of Durga Puja celebrations in Odisha. Every year during the Navratri festival, makeshift stages pop up in cities across the state for dandiya events. With bamboo sticks in hand, youngsters dressed in traditional attire throng the dandiya venues to shake a leg.

It is good for Bhubaneswar people that this time also the Odisha people can celebrate Dandiya dance at Panthanivas Bhubaneswar.


By Air : Bhubaneswar is directly linked by air to places like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata,Hyderabad etc.

By Train: Super fast trains connect Bhubaneswar to major cities of India such as Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi, Chennai,Hyderabad, Mumbai,Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad etc.

By Road: Bhubaneswar is well linked to the rest of India by the National Highways(NH No.5) and by all weather inter and intra state roads.


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