What does Navaratri remind me of? #dance #joy
This joy that I feel from dance... Bolo Jai Bhavani Jai ambe
Growing up in Mumbai, a major part of Navratri for me was garba-dandiya. Right from the age of 8, I would go down at 7.30pm when the aarti would start and come back only after midnight when the dandiya session ended. Those were the special 10 days when my sister
and I were allowed to stay up late.
I have continued sharing this joy of playing dandiya for several years with
through my college years. I would dress up daily night after my dance class in the theme for the specific nights and go down to the play ground, again dancing from the beginning aarti till the end.
I am happy to have continued this tradition even after moving to US in San Jose, CA and now in Portland, OR. Today, I am sharing a clip from last year's dandiya with the one and only
We are hoping to do a virtual dandiya night this wekeend too and hoping to get back to going to Beaverton Gujrati Samaj from next year onwards! 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
So many things to be grateful for in this journey!
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