Navratri is a multi-day Hindu festival celebrated each fall. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the India. The most visible celebration involves group dances from villages to towns called garba, accompanied by music. Dancers form concentric circles, which can grow or shrink, reaching sizes of hundreds to even thousands of people wearing traditional clothing, dancing and clapping. The garba dance sometimes uses dandiyas (sticks), coordinating movements and striking of sticks between the dancers.
Join the JWU Indian Student Association in Pepsi Forum, Wales Hall, from 6-10pm on Friday, October 4, for a fun-filled evening of dancing to Bollywood beats, socializing and enjoying Indian cuisine.