The Dandiya Season is here! Get ready to bedazzle the crowd with your favourite chaniya choli as you move to the beats of disco. Let’s Do Disco Dandiya to feet thumping music by DJ Piyush who has the talent to bind the body of his music to the soul of the audience. Let your body be controlled by Piyush as he plays dandiya music mixed with a unique style of music.
Grab your dandiya sticks and dance with your gang, putting your best foot forward as DJ Abhijit is also prepared to shake your internal dance soul with his disco dandiya music. Rejuvenate your tired feet with awesome Indian food before you are envied for winning prize for being the best dressed at the event. Practise some garba and dandiya moves because who knows you might also be the one to win an exciting prize for being the Best dancer.
Hurry book your place today at Pier 33, the most loved dandiya venue located near the Secret Lake.
History of Dandiya
The Dandiya Raas dance originated as devotional Garba dances, which were performed in Goddess Durga’s honour. This dance form is actually the staging of a mock-fight between Goddess Durga and Mahishasura, the mighty demon-king. This dance is also nicknamed ‘The Sword Dance’. The sticks of the dance represent the sword of Goddess Durga. The origin of these dances can be traced back to the life of Lord Krishna.
The women wear traditional dresses such as colorful embroidered choli, ghagra and bandhani dupattas dazzling with mirror work and heavy jewellery. The men wear special turbans and kedias, but this varies regionally.
Today, Raas is not only an important part of Navaratri in Gujarat but extends itself to other festivals related to harvest and crops as well.