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Manavparivar Garba-1





Dasara celebrated on Thursday 10, 2008.


Good Morning Friends,

Yesterday was Dasara. Manav Parivar organizes Garab for the firstday. The whole day was so busy with the prepration of garba. The event was schedule form 9-00 pm to 11-00 pm. We were expecting 200-250 people to visit. I am going to share that event and pictures of this Garaba event in next post. Here I like to talk about Dasara.


Dasara, also called “Navaratri”, is among the most important festivals celebrated in India. Unlike the festival of Dussera – “the festival of joy,” this is celebrated for 10 days in some parts of the subcontinent.


The Festival of Dasara concludes the festival of Navaratri, and the holy day also commemorates the triumph of good over evil. Forms of celebrations can take on a wide variety of manifestations, ranging from worshipping the goddess Chamundeshwari (Durga) to exhibiting colorful toys on the day of bombe habba in Kannada.


Dasara also marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. People visit each other and exchange sweets. On this day, people worship Aapta tree and exchange its leaves (known as golden leaves) as symbol of gold and wish each other a bright prosperous future . There is a legend involving Raghuraja , an ancestor of Rama, Aapta tree and Kuber. There is also another legend about Shami tree where the Pandava hid their weapons during their exile. In Maharashtra, people also ritually cross the border of their village / town. This ceremony is known as seemolanghan.

Shivam Dhirendra Patel ready for garba

Day start with walk and than as today is Tuesday, having satsang at Dadaji’s hosue. From Today Navaratri starts. Today is first day of Navaratri. Navaratri meaning Nine Nights. Nine Nights for dance. In many schools, schools authority organizes garba too. My elder son Shivam Dhirendra Patel is studying in St.Kabir school Naranpura branch. They also organize garba today for students. See the below picture of shivam in traditional garaba player dress.

Shivam Dhirendra Patel_garba_1

Shivam Dhirendra Patel_garba_1

Look at the art work done in the Coti (top).



Look at his right arm too. He wear a bangel type ornament there.



How his Dhoti looks? view the following two pictures.





His cloths are called Traditional Garba cloths. Made with cotton material with lots of art work on it.

Guj Inc ready for 9-day extravaganza



Good Morning friends, today is Monday, September 29, 2008. I weak up early today. Around 4-45 am I was out of bed. Reason I weak up early because I went to bed last night at 8-30 pm. I was at matar for Free Medical Camp organizes by manav parivar. So I was tired last night, I go to bed at 8-30 pm.


From tomorrow Navaratri meaning A nine day dance program is going to start in my country. If I talk about Gujarat which is my state, Navaratri is one of the most popular festival. Our state government is going to have celebration with Vibrant Gujarat Navratri  Festival in ahmedabad. Fortunatily location for this Navratri Garba is very close from my resident. I read following news at times of india website.


Gujarat Industries Navratri Festival Society (GINFS) is all geared up to organise the nine-day long Vibrant Gujarat Navratri festival on Gujarat University grounds. This time also the show is being sponsored by 30-odd companies with a budget of Rs 11 crore.


Various programmes have been organised for people that include state-level garba competitions, garba by famous artists, several traditional and folk dances.


Besides garba, about 100 handicraft stalls of NID and NIFT and food courts serving variety of cuisine would be housed at the venue. A section of the ground will display documentaries , including one on Mt Everest , while information on world heritage sites such as Champaner and 5000-year-old Dholavira will be offered. There will be also a fashion show for children, a fire rescue drill and games.


“We hope to attract around two lakh visitors to this venue. We are ready with all security measures, including installing CCTVs, metal detectors, security personnel, 108 and fire brigade services,” said Parimal Nathwani , chairman of GINFS.


“It’s the responsibility of industries who belong to Gujarat to promote and preserve Gujarati culture,” he added.


LK Advani will inaugurate the festival on September 30. Governor Nawal Kishor Sharma and Chief Minister Narendra Modi will also attend the function.


People can also enjoy this festival , watching it all from home, organiser said. For that GINFS will webcast live programme from venue. On Saturday, Nathwani will also inaugurate the festival’s website.


Ref: timesofindia­­­