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
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