Navratri is a major Hindu festival celebrated in honour of the divine Goddess Durga. It is celebrated for nine days during the month September.
It is a very popular festival in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The Dandiya Raas is very popular traditional folklore of Gujarat.
Mumbai too has emerged as popular for Navratri as Mandals are put up for the nine-day fest during which Dandiya Raas is performed by ladies and youths and add color to the colorful Fest.
The Nine-Day festival is devoted to the victory of the Goddess Durga.
During the nine day festive just as Goddess Durga gets attired in nine colors with different colors each day so do the Navratri revellers who wear different colors of clothes during the nine days.
Dandiya is the highlight of Navratri as ladies dance to the traditional Gujarati Folklore.
Meet Vaishali Bothra.Though based in Dahanu near Mumbai, she has moved to Thailand to celebrate the nine-days of Navratri..
When Hello Mumbai News Team caught up with her on phone on how she is going to Celebrate Navratri, she revealed that this year she is in Thailand to celebrate Navratri.
When asked what’s so significant to choose Thailand to celebrate Navratri, she made it known that she wants to promote the Indian Culture, Tradition and Folklore and to apprise them of Ambe Maa, Durga Maa and the significance of Mataji, Durga Puja across South East Asia.
That’s precisely why she is in Thailand. As for Navratri Celebrations, She will offer prayers to Maa Ambe,Maa Durga and then play Dandiya Ras to the track of the folklore song. Vaishali Bothra said,
“Now we are in Krabi Island, Thailand along with my friends,Hutoxi Irani Gita Daiv, Anamica Patel, Benaaz Irani. We all enjoying a lot and doing fun. Its a unique experience we are celebrating Navratri in foreign land as our is to purpose to promote Indian Culture and try to o give a good message to all love and peace.”