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A traditional Gujarati folk dance and song, originally performed as a fertility ritual.
- ‘During Navaratri Gujaratis dance the garba or dandiya-raas, a dance in which one holds a stick in each hand, and claps the sticks in rhythmic patterns against those held by one's partner.’
- ‘Dancing will include modern salsa to the more religious garba style.’
- ‘There are several column inches devoted to the need for political awareness among Indians, but it is as narrowly identitarian as doing the garba dance and eating samosas.’
- ‘There are unexpected and refreshing elements of Gujarati garba and other folk forms, in a final celebratory section.’
- ‘‘For many of them, it is the first time they did garba,’ said a volunteer, ‘They all are very excited and enthusiastic.’’
From Sanskrit Garbadeep, literally ‘lamp inside a pot’.
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