Garba-Raas comes from Gujarat which is a traditional dance form dedicated to Goddess Durga (also called Goddess Amba). It is performed in a group or a couple on the typical Gujarati music, and the clapping or sticks are used to perform this art form. Garba is customarily performed by women wearing beautiful, ghagra-cholis and men wearing the wonderful kediyas. The dance involves circular patterns of movement and rhythmic clapping. It is popularly performed during Navratri. The word comes from “garbha deep” which is translated as either light in the inner sanctum of the temple or lamp inside a perforated earthen pot (which is often used as a prop in the dance).
Talking about props, you should know that we at R3StudioBay use numerous props while performing this dance form. To name a few, we have beautiful Diyas, Dandiyas, Manjiras, Colorful Umbrellas, Bright Earthen Pots, Lovely Steel Matkas, Mandavis (a canopy with the earthen pots and diyas), fire torches and a lot more..
Dandiya Raas is an energetic, vibrant dance originating in the state of Gujarat. Often called the “stick dance” because it uses polished sticks or dandiya, it represents a mock-fight between Durga and Mahishasura, the mighty demon-king. It is nicknamed “The Sword Dance” because the dandiya represent the sword of Durga and are hit together. The combination of garba and raas has become very popular thereby known as Garba-Raas.