The multi-day Hindu festival of Navratri has gripped the grooving night crawlers of India. An Indian origin festivity enthusiastically celebrated internationally by dancers, Navratri is the time when people perform the folk dance called Garba constantly for nine nights while praying to goddess Durga. The festival culminates on the 10th day of the celebration with Dussehra. Various states of India have different religious significance for the merriment, but folklores suggest that Navratri is a celebration of ‘Good over Evil forces’ since it is believed to be the wartime between Lord Rama and Demon King Ravana, and also the battle time between deity Durga and Demon Mahishasura.
The album ‘Garba Grooves Gripping Navratri Goers’ has been produced by Ashish Mehta, a cultural enthusiast of Ahmedabad who organises varied Heritage Walks to introduce urbanised citizens to the walled city of Ahmedabad. Mehta has tried to collaborate the essence of India’s only World Heritage City and the ethnic beauty of Navratri within individual frames, and as a hobbyist photographer, the perspective is certainly praiseworthy.
Photo Studio Curator : Ketan Modi
Sep 8, 2016
If photographers today wish to cover an age-old festival popular in a remote village, all they need to do is google for details. Date, place, time, schedule, it’s all listed on the well-designed website. Camera bag and lens in order,…
Jan 9, 2017
Day 7 ends with audience saying ‘Wah Ustad’ The seventh day of the music festival featured three concerts namely a violin recital by Vidushi Kala Ramanathan, Gundecha brothers presented drupad music and a Santoor recital by Shri. Rahul Sharma accompanied by…
August 15, 2016
Prayer by Nahnalal અસત્યો માંહેથી પ્રભુ! પરમ સત્યે તું લઈ જા, ઊંડા અંધારેથી, પ્રભુ! પરમ તેજે તું લઈ જા; મહામૃત્યુમાંથી, અમૃત સમીપે નાથ લઈ જા. તું-હીણો હું છું તો, તુજ દરસનાં દાન દઈ જા. પિતા! પેલો આઘે, જગત વીંટાતો સાગર…