Festivals of India: Navaratri (Indian Traditional Celebration) (DVD)

Item Code: IZZ567
Amit ChhedaShethia Audio Video Pvt. Ltd.(2011)30 mins. Approx.
About the DVD

A Shethia Audio Video Pvt. Ltd.
Produced By: Amit Chheda
Concept By: Raksha Chheda
Directed and Edited By: Rupa Shukla Ahire
Camera: Ameet Ahire
Music: Prem Haria
Production Controller: Sanjay Visharia

Festivals are integral part of any culture. Celebrated throughout the year, the galaxy of Indian Festivals makes the Indian Heritage the richest. Vibrant colours, brightly lit places, traditional cuisines,sweets, dance, music, dresses , ornaments, fasting , feasting, exchanging gifts , good will, prayers & processions, rituals , holidays. To welcome a new season or a new year, the harvest or the rain; on religious occasions or birthdays of God, saints and gurus or to worship the Sun and the Moon...

Regions or reasons may vary and so do the names. But, the festive spirit, concept of universal brotherhood, warm hospitality and enthusiasm appeals people across the globe to be a part of it.

Goddess Amba, Jagdamba, Bhavani, Durga, Chandika, Gauri, Parvati are different of ‘Shakti’, the divine power, responsible for creation of the world. She is also ‘Mahishasur-Mardini’, the destroyer of the evil.

The festival of nine nights, ‘Navratri’, a Hindu festival is devoted to ‘Nav-Durga’ ‘Nine Forms’ of the Goddess. Celebrated twice a year, once, during the month ‘Chaitra’, falling in March or April and Next in ‘Ashwin’, falling in September or October.

With the chants of ‘Jai Bhavani’ ‘jai Ambe’ and ‘Jai Mata Di’ people worship the Goddess Mother. This longest running festival in India is popularly celebrated by devotion through songs and dance. While Bengalis perform ‘Dhunuchi Naach’ during ‘Durga Pujo’, in Gujrati ommunity, folk dances like Garba and Raas are popular.

The eighth day of Navratri ‘Sandhi Pooja’ or ‘Ashtami Havan’ is conducted. The 10th day is ‘Dashera’ or Vijaya Dashmi when Durga’s idols are immersed in water and a large effigy of Raavan is built and destroyed signifying Rama’s triumph over Raavan or the Triumph of good over evil.

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Language: English
Genre: Documentary

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