Durga Navami Garba & Dussehra Mela
Time & Location
About the Event
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.