Chicago IL: The Raas Garba Dancers, Clapped hands and Performed 6 steps around a centrally lit lamp or a picture or statue of the Goddess Shakti. The sponsors of this event organized the event to show appreciation for their clientele and the Community. There were over 2,000 people who enjoyed the evening. Prapti Mehta and her troupe did a great job of holding the energy in the room. The food was exemplary. The greatest compliment that we received was that clients insisted that we have this event again next year – Prapti Mehta & Rocking Group.
Hemant Shah, Prajesh Patel, Parthiv Patel, Dr. Manish Pandya, Dr. Ashish Patel, & Kashyap V. Trivedi. Organized ‘Incredible Raas Garba Ramzat’ on evening of Navratri Celebration in Excellent Elegance with International Artist Prapti Mehta, Along with very Talented Chirag Bhatt, accompanied by Stunning Band emceed by Santosh Gor & Jayesh Patel on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 6:30 pm at Concord Plaza Banquets, 401 Lake St, Northlake IL, 60164. The sponsors of this event organized the event to show appreciation for their clientele and the Community. Every Individual that participated with passion & enthusiasm, the Team work was reflects and Felt by the Audience. The Venue was a Full House with over 2000 people! From the keyboard artist to the Garba Dancers including the Entire Team, full Enjoyment, Passion, and Enthusiasm was echoed.
“Gujarati’s, who are core participants of this festivity, have Garba & Dandia in their heart”.
There were incredible participants of all ages of men and women of about 2000+ people, enjoying and celebrating the memorable evening. Many in the audience, especially ladies of all ages wore very Colorful and Stunning Traditional Dresses for this special occasion with appropriately matching ornaments and extravagant hairstyles. Navaratri Garba is very special as it honors Shakti in very rhythmic ways. “We all love the whole atmosphere of colors, the clothes and of course, the music and then there is always the fun of dressing traditionally”. Western dresses are replaced by Lengha-Choli, matching jewelry and foot wear. The sponsors of this event organized the event to show appreciation for their clientele and the Community.
Prapti Mehta and the Team began the evening by offering a prayer. The start of the Raas was with very famous Tran Tali Garba by Prapti Mehta and Chirag Bhatt. The evening was followed by mesmerizing rhythmic conventional Garba music with equally passionate and high energetic performance by the audience of traditional swirling dance around Mataji’s heavenly symbolic presence turned in to shrine adorn with flowers and decorations. The event concluded in wee hours of morning highlighted by devotional Arti of Mataji.
Garba, as usual, members adorned beautiful and traditional attire for Chaniya-Choli and Kurta-pajama. The whirling dancers, clapping hands, distinct sound of wooden ‘Dandia’ striking together, toe tapping music and people wearing vibrant colorful clothes marked the Navratri celebration at the Garba & Dandiya Raas dances held all over Chicagoland. This is part of the worship of Durga Mata who symbolizes the victory of God over Evil. Navratri celebration marks a festival of nine nights during which Hindus worship goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati, the goddesses of health, prosperity and knowledge, respectively.