Sun, Oct 06


FāVS Center

Durga Navami Garba & Dussehra Mela

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Durga Navami Garba & Dussehra Mela

Time & Location

Oct 06, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

FāVS Center, 5115 S Freya St, Spokane, WA 99223, USA

About the Event

Event Itinerary

5:00 - 5:30 pm : Dushera Mela/ Fair

5:30 - 5:45 pm : Ravan Dahan/ Pinata

5:45 - 6:00 pm : Durga Pooja/ Prayer

6:00 - 6:45 pm : Dandiya Raas/ Dance

6:45 - 7:30 pm : Potluck Dinner

RSVP BY 10/03/2019

Potluck: Sign-up Meal train link will be shared on 10/04/2019


Fundraiser: $10/ pair of ‘Dandiya Sticks’ will be available for purchase. 

The Dandiya Raas dance originated as devotional Garba dances, which were performed in Goddess Durga’s honor. This dance form is the staging of a mock-fight between Goddess Durga and Mahishasura, the mighty demon-king. This dance is also nicknamed ‘The Sword Dance’. The sticks of the dance represent the sword of Goddess Durga. The origin of this dance can be traced back to the life of Lord Krishna. Today, Raas is not only an important part of Navaratri festival but extends itself to other festivals related to harvest and crops as well.