The Great Indian Garba Festival

October 15, 2023

Every year since last 20 years, the staff, students and management Sri TP Bhatia college of Science celebrate the Navratri Festival by a grand Garba evening at sprawling ground of the college. Around 3000 plus people gather to dance non stop for four hours on the beats of a famous Garba Troupe. The songs are all folk and non filmy. The programme begins with a powerful prayer song of Goddess Durga. The evening is truly charged up and has a pious atmosphere throughout. Students are awarded many attractive prizes at the end of the programme based on their performances, dresses and team performances.

What is the significance of Garba festival?

Garba dances celebrate fertility, honour womanhood, and pay respect to any of an array of mother goddesses.

Garba comes from the Sanskrit word ‘garbha,’ which means womb. For the Gujaratis, the nine-day festival of Navratri is all about dancing and celebrating the feminine form of divinity. The dance was originally meant to honor Durga, also known as Amba, a powerful Indian goddess who protects the universe in times of crisis and defeats demons.

Navratri is celebrated differently in various regions of India . For many people it is a time of religious reflection and fasting, while for others it is a time for dancing and feasting. Among fasting customs are observing a strict vegetarian diet and abstaining from alcohol and certain spices.

The festival of Navratri, which spreads over 9 nights and 10 days, is one of the most revered festivals in Hinduism and celebrated during the autumn season. It lays importance on the worship of Goddess Durga or Shakti, which represents the energy of the universe, in her nine different forms.

Lessons To Learn From Goddess Durga:

  • Maa Shakti. Goddess Durga is the mother of this universe and there are alot of things which we all can learn from her.
  • Be Positive.
  • Your Are Limitless.
  • Be a Warrior.
  • Never Give Up.
  • Face Your Fear.
  • Power Is Both Internal And External.

Dr Sangeeta Srivastava

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13th October 2023, Friday.
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