Celebrate Navaratri with Dandia beats in Odisha capital

Bhubaneswar: Since the capital city has turned a hub for IT, business, education and other professionals, the denizens especially youngsters look much excited to enjoy this Navaratri and Dussehra with their families and friends with Dandia beats.

Dandia, an adopted culture by young generations in Odisha, is no longer stranger to city people during festive season. For many Navaratri and Dussehra could not be imagined sans Dandia.

While many celebrate Navaratri by remaining on fast and worship to Maa Durga during nine days, people belonging almost all age groups now prefer to live the moment with fun and togetherness beneath open sky or on stage to dance to beats of Dhol in traditional Gujarati outfits.

The organisers and hoteliers wait for the occasion to attract the youths by holding Dandia dance programme, which serves as the best platform to enjoy with friends and family during festive season.

In view of craze and curiosity among youths, professionals and students for Dandia, several events are being held during this festive season in Bhubaneswar smart city.

Navaratri Dandia Festival – 2017

Dandia lovers can step in to Janata Maidan to participate in Navaratri Dandia Mahotsav – 2017 organised by Odisha International Centre. The event kicked off on Thursday with inaugural ceremony by Finance Minister Sashi Bhushan Behera.

Dandia Raas 2017

Celebrate nine days of Navaratri with family, friends and relatives joining Dandia Rass at Mayfair Convention in the city. The Garba/Dandia Troupe, celebrity singer, musical band and DJ from Mumbai will mesmerize the participants.


Besides, several other organisations and schools are organising the socio cultural programmes adding Dandia a major attraction for their members and students respectively during the festive season in the city.

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