Garba Dance | Traditional Dance of Gujarat

Garba Dance | Traditional Dance of Gujarat

Garba (ગરબા in Gujarati) is a form of dance which originated in the state of Gujarat in India. The name is derived from the Sanskrit term Garbha (“womb”) and Deep (“a small earthenware lamp”). Many traditional garbas are performed around centrally lit lamp or a picture or statue of the Goddess Shakti.

The circular and spiral figures of garba have similarities to other spiritual dances, such as those of Sufi culture (garba being an earlier tradition). Traditionally, it is performed during the nine-day Hindu festival Navarātrī (Gujarati નવરાત્રી Nava = 9, rātrī = nights). Either the lamp (the Garba Deep) or an image of the Goddess, Durga (also called Amba) is placed in middle of concentric rings as an object of veneration.

Garba Dance

Garba Dance

Etymology of Garba

The word garba comes from the Sanskrit word for womb and so implies gestation or pregnancy — life. Traditionally, the dance is performed around a clay lantern with a light inside, called a Garbha Deep (“womb lamp”). This lantern represents life, and the fetus in the womb in particular. The dancers thus honor Durga, the feminine form of divinity.

Garba is performed in a circle as a symbol of the Hindu view of time. The rings of dancers revolve in cycles, as time in Hinduism is cyclical. As the cycle of time revolves, from birth, to life, to death and again to rebirth, the only thing that is constant is the Goddess, that one unmoving symbol in the midst of all of this unending and infinite movement. The dance symbolizes that God, represented in feminine form in this case, is the only thing that remains unchanging in a constantly changing universe (jagat).

The Garbha Deep has another symbolic interpretation. The vessel itself is a symbol of the body, within whom Divinity (in the form of the Goddess) resides. Garba is danced around this symbol to honor the fact that all humans have the Divine energy of Devi within them. Garba is now appreciated worldwide.

Modern Garba is also heavily influenced by Dandiya Raas (Gujarātī: ડાંડીયા), a dance traditionally performed by men. The merger of these two dances has formed the high-energy dance that is seen today.

Garba | Tradition of Gujarat

Garba is a Gujarati folk dance celebrated in Navratri, a celebration lasting nine nights. Garba songs typically revolve around the subjects of the nine goddesses. Garba styles vary from place to place in Gujarat.

The traditional costume of the Garba dancer is red, pink, yellow, orange, and brightly colored chanya, choli or ghagra choli; dupatta with bandhani (tie-dye), abhla (big mirrors) or with thick Gujarati borders. They also wear heavy jewellery, such as 2-3 necklaces, sparkling bangles, waist belts, and long oxidized earrings. Traditionally men wear an ethnic kedia and a pajama or a dhoti with an oxidized bracelet and necklace. Normally, the dandiya sticks are wooden.

Garba Song | Garba Songs Download

We Gujaratis can never wait to dance on the tunes of Garba. Anytime when the beats of Gujarati songs are heard, we cannot keep ourselves from dancing our feet to Garba. Be it parties, weddings or the festival of Navratri, garba is always on our mind.

Here is a list of famous Gujarati garba songs with lyrics that are sure to make you dance. Listen to the latest Bollywood or traditional Gujarati songs of your choice.

Garba Song Dance

Garba Song Dance

‘Chogada’– Loveyatri

Singer: Darshan Raval & Asees Kaur, Lijo-DJ Chetas

Lyrics: Ho…, Ho aavi gayi raat, Mann bhulo bhadi baat, Prem niya mausam chhe, Ab aao mere paas, Reh jaao mere saath, Prem niya mausam chhe (x2), Mill jaaye mujhko agar saath tera, Toh bhoolun main saara jahaan

Chogada tara, Chabeela tara, Rangeela tara, Rangbheru jue tari vaat re, Haah!
Chogada tara, Chabeela tara, Rangeela tara, Rangbheru jue tari vaat re, Haah!(x2)

Chup chup ke tumhe, Dekha main karun, Saari saari raat, Saari saari raat
Chup chup ke tumhe, Dekha tu kare, Saari saari raat, Saari saari raat

Mill jaaye mujhko agar saath tera, Toh bhoolun main saara jahaan…

Chogada tara, Chabeela tara, Rangeela tara, Rangbheru jue tari vaat re, Haah!Chogada tara, Chabeela tara, Rangeela tara, Rangbheru jue tari vaat re, Haah!(x2)

‘Luv U Luv U‘ – Best of Luck Lalu

Singer: Sachin-Jigar, Kirtidan Gadhvi, Shirley Setia

‘Gori Radha Ne Kaalo kano’ – Wrong side Raju

Singer: Kirtidan Gadhvi

Lyrics: Hai Thanganto Morlo, Ke Eni Pardeshi Chhe Dhel, Khamma Re Vaalmji Mara, Kharo Karavyo Mel

Gori Radha Ne Kaado Kaan,Garbe Ghume Bhuli Bhaan

Radha Nu Rup Chhe, Kanuda Ni Preet Chhe, Jagni Reetnu Su Kaam, Radha Nu Rup Chhe To
Kanuda Ni Preet Chhe, Aankho Maandi Ne Juve Gaam

Gori Radha Ne Kaado Kaan, Garbe Ghume Bhuli Bhaan

Pachhamna Radha Rani Purvno Kanudo, Kevi Aa Hansla Ni Jod Re, Navrangi Raato Ma Rume-Jhume Beldi Ne, Kamangara Ena Kod Re

Radha Nu Tandu Naache, Mandu Naache Kanha Ni Murli, Bhulave Jo Ne Sahuna Bhaan

Gori Radha Ne Kalo Kaan, Garbe Ghume Bhuli Bhaan

Radha Nu Rup Chhe, Kanuda Ni Preet Chhe, Jagni Reet Nu Su Kaam, Radha Nu Rup Chhe To, Kanuda Ni Preet Chhe, Aankho Maandi Ne Juve Gaam

Hai Range Change Juvan Haiyaa, Rang Jamave Mangamta, Hai Fer Farta Ghumta, Jobnvanta Thanganta, Hai Chham Chham Karta Tarliya Aa, Navli Raate Chamkta
Hai Khel Karta Sahel Karta

Raase Ramta Khelanda Re Ji Re, Raase Ramta Khelanda Re Ji Re, Raase Ramta Khelanda Ho

‘Kamariya’ – Mitron

Singer: Darshan Raval, Lijo-DJ Chetas

LyricsOh haalo…
Kamariya… Kammariya… Kamariya… Kammariya…

Chama cham naach aajhe, Dhama dham dhol baaje, Non-stop halla machega, Oye naacho saare..

Papapapa peepani pe, Aaja naya step seekhe, Non-stop halla machega, Oye naacho saare..Apni famous hai raat waali yaariyan, Jaane saare jahaan aa…

Pethal purma sunle o choriya, Jhoome nagariya jab jab ye ghoome.., Kamariya re thaari kamariya, Kamariya re thaari kamariya (x2)

Ahaa!, Shu waat che!, Kadak, Chale ve rap pakad ne!

(Ikka Singh Rap)
Surat se seedha Ahmadabad aaya, Khelne ke liye sang dandiya bhi laaya
Tell me baby girl, What is your name che, Pehle nazar mein ho gaya tumse prem che, Aaj raat ek baar haathon mein leke haath, Thaam loon kamariya teri, Dance karun tere saath
Jisko hai naachna woh floor pe aa jaaye, Jiska jo pasandeeda step karke wo dikhaye, Haalo…

Funky feeling hai kyun hona jazbati, Jajajaja jazbaati kyun hona hai jazbati, Chhore swag waale, choriya hain nakhrati, Nakhrati nakhre dikhaati (x2)

Haan ek bas yehi baat bole repeat pe, Hum jaisa koi kahaan…

Pethal purma sunle o choriya, Jhoome nagariya jab jab ye ghoome.., Kamariya re thaari kamariya, Kamariya re thaari kamariya

Pethal purma paavo waagyo ne, Mhaaro suto sunido jaagyo jawaan laal, Kamariya re laal kamariya, Kamariya re laal kamariya

‘Mor Bani Thangat Kare’ – Ram Leela

Singer: Osman Mir, Aditi paul

lyrics: Mor bani thanghat kare, Man mor bani thangat kare, Mor bani thanghat kare
Man mor bani thangat kare, Mor bani thanghat kare, Man mor bani thangat kare

Ghanghor jhare chahu oar maru man.. aa.., Mor bani thanghat kare, Man mor bani thanghat kare, Man mor bani thangat kare..

Maru man mor bani thanghat kare, Man mor bani thangat kare, Mor bani thanghat kare
Man mor bani thangat kare

Ghanghor jhare chahu oar maru man.. aa.., Mor bani thanghat kare, Man mor bani thanghat kare, Man mor bani thangat kare..

Maru man mor bani thanghat kare, Man mor bani thangat kare, Mor bani thanghat kare
Man mor bani thangat kare

Ghar gharar gharar megh ghata, Gagane gagane garjaat kare, Ghumri ghumri garjaat bhare, Navedaan bhari saari sim jhule, Nadiyu nav joban bhaan bhule, Nav din kapotani paak khule

Maghara maghara malkaine medak.. aa.., Nehsu nehsu baat karein, Gagane gagane ghumarai ne pagal, Megh ghata garjaat bhare, Man mor bani thangat kare, Man mor bani thanghat kare, Man mor bani thangat kare

Maru man mor bani thanghat kare, Man mor bani thangat kare, Mor bani thanghat kare
Man mor bani thangat kare

Nav megh tane neel aanjaniye, Mara ghegur nain jhagaat kare, Mara lochan ma madghen bhare, Parchhayi tade hariyaadi bani, Maro aatam nain bichaat kare, Sachra char shyamal baath dhare, Mharo praan kari pulkat gayo.. o.., Pathraai saari vanraai pare, Olo megh ashadhilo aaj mara, Do nene nilanjan ghen bhare, Man mor bani thangaat kare(3)

Maru man mor bani thanghat kare, Man mor bani thangat kare, Mor bani thanghat kare, Man mor bani thangat kare

Mor bani thanghat kare, Man mor bani thangat kare, Mor bani thanghat kare(6)

Garba Dress | Gujarati Tradition

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Garba Dress

Garba Dress

United Way Garba

The city revels in colour. So does the entire State of Gujarat — it is Navratri, after all — but there is something special about Vadodara. Not just the colourful, artistic, chaniya choli-clad figurines that bedeck bustling city squares. Or the utter freedom that women seem to enjoy: we roam into the late hours of the night. No, what makes Vadodara unique is that it hosts the largest garbagathering in the State, and presumably in the country.

If you’re turning your nose up and wondering why you should be impressed, it can only be because you have witnessed neither the grandeur, nor the en masse euphoria of a public garba event. An unbridled sort of joy, that stems from the act of spontaneously syncing with one lakh (as per Gujarat Tourism’s official footfall count) strangers, step by step, twirl by twirl.

Navratri Garba

Both men and women usually wear colorful costumes while performing garba and dandiya. The girls and the women wear Chaniya choli, a three-piece dress with a choli, which is an embroidered and colorful blouse, teamed with chaniya, which is the flared, skirt-like bottom, and dupatta, which is usually worn in the traditional Gujarati manner. Chaniya Cholis are decorated with beads, shells, mirrors, stars, and embroidery work, mati, etc. Traditionally, women adorn themselves with jhumkas (large earrings), necklaces, bindi, bajubandh, chudas and kangans, kamarbandh, payal, and mojiris. Boys and men wear kafni pyjamas with a Ghagra – a short round kurta – above the knees and pagadi on the head with bandhini dupatta, kada, and mojiris. There is a huge interest in Garba among the youth of India and in particular, the Gujarati diaspora.

Navratri Garba

Navratri Garba

Garba and Dandiya Raas are also popular in the United States where more than 20 universities have Raas/Garba competitions on a huge scale every year with professional choreography. The Canadian city of Toronto now hosts North America’s largest annual garba by number of attendees. Garba is also very popular in the United Kingdom where there are a number of Gujarati communities who hold their own Garba nights and widely popular among the Gujarati community worldwide.

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