Navratri!! The annual Navratri Utsav, or Festival of Nine
Nights, provokes the cities of Gujarat into light, colour, dancing and music, during
September-October. Navratri is held throughout Gujarat, at small villages as well as great
cities. Amba Mata, the earth goddess bestowing strength and power against the forces of
evil, enjoys special attention during Navratri by Puja in picsles and dances of the Ras
Garba tradition. These dances normally begin at eleven at night and continue till dawn, at
various sites, in different areas in each city.
The Sensation Of Garba - Raas