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With the onset of Disco Dandia, prepare yourself to match your steps to the music beats and have some real fun. It’s a time when people dress up in their traditional clothes and get ready to experience loads of ecstasy and festive thrill. On this day, the women go with chaniya choli and the men with their usual Kurta and Pyjama or Kedia Garba dress to look their best.   

As the night of the event unfolds, the excitement and overall enthusiasm also rise as Disco Dandia is all about cherishing the festive spirit of the occasion and discovering joy, music, dance along with tasting the most mouth-watering cuisines. 

The celebrations of Dandia mainly reflect the commencement of Navratri, which is a time to celebrate the victory of good over evil. Yes, throughout these nine days of Navratri, the entire state of Gujarat comes out as a colourful state showcasing the heritage significance of this festival. It is as if almost every street organizes a Garba and Dandia event.  

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Background of this Tradition

Navratri is a time when particularly, Goddess Durga is worshipped in her nine forms. These nine nights prior to the major Hindu festival of Diwali also sees a major upliftment in terms of spiritual vibrations. 

And Dandia, which is a significant part of the celebrations dates back to the era when folk dances were performed in the form of Garba to honour Goddess Durga. Moreover, it is also a belief that Dandia is essentially a mock fight between the Goddess Durga and the demon Mahishasura where the sticks of the festival represent their weapons. Another belief also suggests that dandia find its origin from Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha’s raas-leela.  

Major attractions of Disco Dandia

Disco Dandia is all about giving the traditional dandia a somewhat new perspective. It is quite increasingly becoming very popular among the youth of the country because of the fun and revelry which it has to offer. On the occasion of Disco Dandia, people can be seen coming out as impeccably dressed and quite eager to celebrate. The major attractions of this event include DJ, Dhol, Bollywood songs, food stalls and much more.  

While participating in Dandia Raas, people majorly assemble in two circular formations where the inner circle typically moves clockwise and the outer circle moves in the complete opposite direction. Apart from that, the celebrations of this festival mainly start after the ritual of aarti is completed. 

How to reach

By Air.  Taking a flight to Ranchi would be a good option. The Birsa Munda Airport has very good connectivity with other cities like Patna, New Delhi, Kolkata and Pune. After you deboard at the airport, you will have to take some means of transportation to reach your destination like a cab, bus or even an auto-rickshaw.  

BY Train. Ranchi is very well connected with other Indian cities by the train network. You can get off at various junctions depending upon your convenience like Ranchi Junction, Hatia, Namkon and after that find a suitable mode of conveyance for yourself. Some good options to reach Ranchi by trains would be Ranchi Rajdhani Express, Kamayani Express, Dhanbad Express, Kriya Yoga Express.  

By Road. Ranchi is very well connected with other cities and destinations via road network. You can easily travel from Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore to Ranchi. All of these destinations are located at a distance of around 1,240 km, 1,582 km, 1,808 km and 1,962 km from Ranchi respectively.  

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  • Dance & Music

  • Jharkhand
  • Event date

    14 October 2019

  • Venue

    Ashok Nagar

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