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Fun Garba Assembly

6 Oct 2021 2:23 PM | Anonymous

Link to Youtube Garba assembly

Last week , the ISW School had a fun assembly on our new outside Patio, built by funds donated by Vithal & Bharti Bhakta.

It was conducted by the Gujarati teachers.  Anjali Amin, the new student teacher taught the children on how and why Navratri is celebrated in different part of India. All the teachers then showed how to do Garba which  is danced in a circle while barefoot. and Dandiya Raas which is also danced in a circle barefoot with Dandiya (wooden sticks) .

Presentation Summary:

In the east, Durga puja is celebrated over the last 5 days of Navratri. Durgashtami is the day that Goddess Durga slayed the demon. On this day life sized clay idols of goddess Durga and the demon are immersed in water after being worshipped for 5 days in a temple.

In North India, Navratri is celebrated as the victory of Lord Ram over the demon king Ravan. Durgashtami is the day that Goddess Durga slayed the demon. On this day life sized clay idols of goddess Durga and the demon are immersed in water after being worshipped for 5 days in a temple.

In South India, during Navratri, friends, relatives, and neighbors are invited to look at the Kolu, which is a display of different idols and figurines of Goddess Durga.  

In western India Navratri is celebrated with Garba and dandiya Raas, which is danced everyday of the 10 days navratri is celebrated. 


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