Navratri 2021, Garba-Dandiya Dance: During the days of Navratri, there is a big celebration of Garba-Dandiya in the pandals decorated for the worship of the mother. People also participate in Garba and Dandiya dance with great enthusiasm and reverence. But have you ever noticed that during Navratri, why Garba-Dandiya dance programs in pandals or clubs are the center of special attraction and what is the difference between Garba-Dandiya?
Actually, Garba and Dandiya have a lot of importance in Navratri, because it is believed that they are associated with the worship of the mother. For this reason, special programs of Garba and Dandiya are organized not only in pandals but also in clubs and resorts during Navratri. Now what is the religious significance of Garba and Dandiya and what is the difference between these two dances, let us know.
Religious Significance of Garba and Dandiya
Both Garba and Dandiya dances are associated with Maa Durga. Garba dance is performed around the idol of Goddess Durga or a flame lit for her. This dance symbolizes the flame representing life in the mother’s womb. Also, the circle formed during the Garba dance represents the life cycle. At the same time, the war between Maa Durga and Mahishasura is depicted through Dandiya dance. The colored stick of Dandiya is also seen as the sword of Maa Durga in the dance. That is why it is also called sword dance or dance of sword.
Difference between Garba and Dandiya dance
Most people consider Garba-Dandiya dance to be the same, while there is a lot of difference between the two forms of dance. Garba dance originated from Gujarat. Hands are used in this dance and it is played only with hands without the help of anything. Also, Garba is performed before the worship of Maa Durga. At the same time, Dandiya dance started from Vrindavan. Colorful stick is used in Dandiya dance and it is played with stick in hand. Dandiya dance is performed after worshiping the mother.(Disclaimer: The information and information given in this article is based on general assumptions. Hindi news18 does not confirm the same. Please contact the relevant expert before implementing them.)