Sunday, October 11, 2015

Getting Ready for Navratri

Navratri starts on Tuesday -- nine nights of garba and dandiya dancing. The music is so loud and powerful that it can feel like it's performing CPR on your chest. Ear protection required!

Setting up for garba in a housing complex.
Chaniya cholis for sale. ("Chaniya" is the skirt; "choli" is the blouse.)
The men's costumes are as colorful as the women's. The children's versions are particularly cute.
More garba costumes.
Some of the dances require dandiya sticks.

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