Dandiya Raas: Dance with Sticks

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Dance to the beat

Some of the most entertaining cultural dance involves using props or instruments. You will get your feet tapping on “Dandiya Raas”, also known as the “stick” dance that featured in the 9-day event called Navratri. This is a traditional folk dance form of Gujarat garba song download & Rajasthan India and is associated with scenes of Holi, and Lila of Krishna and Radha at Vrindavan. Men and Women form a circle holding polished sticks called “dandiyas”. As they move in rhythm they strike their” dandiyas” creating a lively and uplifting atmosphere. The beat of the dance is sustained by the clacking sticks with clapping hands that keep the tempo and pace. There are variations of the dance depending on tempo, the number of sticks or props or length of the sticks used. Navratri garba songs mp3 free download hindi this dance is performed by a group of youthful people who move in measured steps accompanied by a singing chorus and a few of traditional instruments such as ‘Dhol’ (a drum on both ends),’jhanjh’ (Indian cymbals) and ‘Shennai’ (Flute). One of the best performers of Raas dance is the Kathiawari Raas Dancer, who are standouts from the Saurashtra region.

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How Dandiya Raas originated?

It started as a devotional worship dance performed (gujarati song 2019 mp3 download )  in Goddess Durga’s honor. They perform this dance staging a mock-fight between The Goddess Durga and Mahishasura, the mighty demon-king, then it is now known as “The Sword dance”. The sticks used in the dance represents the sword of Goddess Durga.        dj garba mp3 songs free download the origins of Raas can be traced back to the life of Lord Krishna. Presently, Raas is important in Navaratri and is also performed in related festivals for good harvest and crops.

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Evolving forms of music and dance

non stop garba mp3 free download dandiya Raas performed in social gatherings and on-stage performances. Raas is a dance that changes with the times. Originally it started as a Hindi tradition, but It was adopted by African Muslims when they arrived at the coast of Saurashtra. They used African drums to create their beat. Singing was added to the dance. In the beginning, most of the songs were about Lord Krishna but later songs about love, gallantry, and Goddess Durga, new garba 2019 download mp3 and even Muslim Raas songs came to life. Performers use colorful costumes and heavy jewelry. Men would wear turbans and kedias while women wear traditional dresses with embroidery dazzling with mirror work. They dance to the beat of the drums, but it changed to prerecorded non-stop songs when cassette tapes were a thing. Raas is now being used heavily in Bollywood films.Navratri garba songs mp3 free download hindi

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