Thursday 19 Oct, 2017


Noises will not pollute this Navrathri


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Navrathri is one of the biggest festivals across India. The festival of Navratri (literally meaning nine nights) is one of the most widely celebrated Hindu festivals. It is celebrated to honour Goddess Durga who symbolizes power and purity. Navratri is famous for the ritual of fasting or avoiding food grains like rice, wheat and pulses for nine consecutive days. Along with Goddess Durga (and her other forms like Goddess Shakti), her daughters Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati are also worshipped during Navratri. Devotional music like bhajan renditions and also the garba dance in Gujarat mark Navratri celebrations.

The Navrathri Strarts from September 21 and ends in 29 September, this year.

The overarching theme of Navratri is the victory of good over evil. The Indians celebrate Navrathri, with conducting art performance, mainly northern regions.

Across Delhi, Mumbai and Gujarat, of course, there are massive get-togethers of people who come in to celebrate the Navratris and dance the night away to traditional music, wearing colourful traditional attire as well. The flip side, though, of these events is that at many places they need to finish by 10pm because of the imposition of noise bans in various cities.

In this year, on this occasion, organisation in Mumbai is bringing ‘silent garba’ nights for revellers who don't want the festivities to end. Rajmahal Banquets in Malad has taken the concept of silent discos and given a Navratri spin to it. They are organising prolonged Dandiya nights wherein everyone will be seen dancing to traditional tunes but with headphones on. From this idea, they can conduct the Gaba celebrations, without making sounds, sources said. Organisers are arranging headphones for conducting the celebrations from September 21 to October 1.

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