Friday, October 3, 2008

Garba

Garba


GARBA is a very graceful and beautiful form of dance among the Gujaratis and all over india. Garba rass is peformed on 9 nights, 'Navratri' to Goddess Ambica, where women dance gracefully in circles sometimes also using, 'Bedu, Kanjari' or just 'Taali' and 'Chapti' They are dressed in exqusitely embridored, set in mirrors 'Choli', 'Ghagra' and 'Bandhani' dupattas, silver oxidised jewellery where in 'Tika' and 'Anklets' are a must the dress code of men is Kehediyu, Chudidar and a Turban.The name garba comes from the Sanskrit term Garba Deep.Garba
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The greatest difference between garba and western social dancing is that it is circular and is religious in origin. The meditative circular movement and spiraling dance has similarities to other ancient spiritual practices.
Modern garba is also heavily influenced by raas , a dance traditionally performed by men. The merger of these two dances has formed the high-energy dance that is seen today.

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