Navratri. A nine-day festival for which people wait year-long just to dance their hearts out and have a gala time while offering prayers to Mata Rani. We are five days into Navratri and the festivities are just getting better with. The mood is set for the colourful fest and basically, people can do garba anywhere.
Anywhere includes a Mumbai local train too.
gujratis : we can play garba anywhere anytime.
mumbaikars : challenge accepted. pic.twitter.com/fMH3P890QY
— AKS (@mad_humor) September 23, 2017
Yeah, that happened!
Now, it’s time for the latest garba fad. One being, water garba. In it, ladies in swimsuits/burqinis/ do garba in a swimming pool.
Celebrating Navratri,which means Nine nights,performing garba praying & worshipping to Goddess Durga. The symbolic form of garba is that the dancers move around making circles with their hand & feet representing the circle of life which moves from life to death to rebirth leaving only goddess Durga unmoved unchanging & invincible. We get together in our aqua class today to perform garba in the water #aquawithrm #aquagarba # #theworldofwater #Hydroexercise #prayersforall #goddess #powerful #spiralmovement #movementpattern #moveagainstresistance #waterlove
The video of ladies doing it at an Ahmedabad club is going viral and we feel like jumping in that pool, like right now, and do the water-cool moves.
WATCH: Women take part in water Garba in Ahmedabad pic.twitter.com/lj4f1q41w2
— Times of India (@timesofindia) September 24, 2017
How cool is that? We are loving it totally. The music is too trippy and our feet want to tap to the beats.
Music reminds me, ever heard of silent garba? Well, taking a cue from the silent discos around the world and of course, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, people in Mumbai are doing silent garba.
They are grooving to the beats of their favourite song playing in their over-the-ear-headphones.
— ANI (@ANI) September 25, 2017
That quite a snazzy one. Plus, no loud music pounding in the ears.
You never know who is dancing to what tunes but you can surely see how they are having a gala time.
— Pinki Dalal (@pinkidalal) September 23, 2017
Then there’s roller-skates dandiya, along-with normal dandiya and garba nights. Of course, the fun is unlimited and we love the fact that while keeping the traditions intact, people are imbibing the newest trends on the block.
*goes on to try water-garba*