Garba is now a part of Navratri celebrations when during the nine days of Navratri every lane and square of Gujarat and adjoining parts of Rajasthan reverberate and resound with the music and rhythm of Garba. It is not now a mere folk event confined to female dancers alone. To the Garba has been added now the classical touch and element. It is now one of the representative dances of India and has seen several world cultural festivals and has been fascinating part of many popular films. Garba dancers are found now in most parts of India and it is performed any time and anywhere in the country and beyond. Garba is now commonly shared by both male and female dancers. The new Garba trend rather favors the group of one male and one female and a modest band of around twenty participants. Garba is considered so auspicious in Gujarat that the dowry for a daughter's marriage includes a few chachars as well.
The batik artist of this Garba panel, as his canvas imposed restriction, has preferred a band of six dancers performing in three groups. All the dancers, the male and female, are portrayed with extra black hair, glowing young faces and exceptional composure. The painting is endowed with vigor and freshness and has great artistic merit.
This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books.
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