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 Smart City 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 Bhubaneswar. This time many hotels and resorts of Bhubaneswar organise the Navratri events and Dandiya dance in hotel. Many Bollywood and Ollywood acter actrees also are invited to the Dandiya events. Hope this time the smart city people will celebrate Dashera with more enjoyment with Dandiya.
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