Finally, the countdown starts for the most awaited festival, as the vibrant Navratri festival is just 13 days away, Nagpur citizens are taking all the possible efforts for the preparation for the nine-day celebration. Apart from the puja, it is the Garba the dance form associated with this festival which is the most important attraction of this festival. Nagpurians are preparing themselves for this festival and learning the Garba steps to enjoy the festival in its full manner.
Garba trainer Binal Vaidya commented that they have trainees from almost all the age groups as they are all trying their maximum to learn the Garba. They stick to a traditional form of Garba even though the taste of the people seem to be changing with the time. Whereas, another Garba trainer Arti Khandelwal stated that as per the demand, I teach Salsa-Garba which is usually performed by couples, two people do it, it is a mixture of Salsa steps along with some steps of Garba. Even though, Navratri and Garba is usually associated with Gujaratis the people of the other industries are also expressing interest in it.
Youngster Pranjal Karandikar has stated that she likes to adorn me the colorful dresses and jewellery. We all perform together making huge rounds while doing Garba and it instills thrill in her.
Rajshree Mandpe stated that she has been doing the Garba since years now. She said that dancing and merry-making together give a different kind of happiness. And they also try theme-based costumes which also give out a social message.
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