Indians celebrate Navaratri with captivating traditional dances

Source: Globaltimes.cn-CFP Published: 2016-10-10 14:41:37

Highlights: Indians across the country show off their best dance moves to celebrate the nine-day Navaratri festival. Navaratri, an important festival in India and Nepal that worships the Hindu goddess Durga, began on October 1 this year. Also known as the festival of nine nights, Navaratri shows respect to the nine forms of the goddess over a period of nine nights and 10 days. Photos: CFP

  • A Gujarat dancer performs during Navaratri celebrations in Bangalore, India, on October 5.

  • Two dancers perform the dandiya raas (a traditional folk dance of Gujarat) during the nine-day Navaratri festival celebrations in Bangalore on October 5, 2016.

  • A female dancer in traditional dress performs in Navaratri celebrations in Bangalore on October 5, 2016.

  • A woman performs a traditional dance during Navaratri celebrations in Bangalore on October 5, 2016.

  • People dance the garba (a traditional folk dance of Gujarat) at Borivali in Mumbai, India, on October 6.

  • A young girl, wearing her traditional dress, performs a dance during Navaratri festival celebrations in Mumbai, India, on October 6.






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