Join the Hindu celebration of the Goddess Devi on Fridays and Saturdays in October — the largest outdoor celebration in New Jersey.
Navratri is a festival of worship, dance and music celebrated over a period of nine nights, commemorating the victory of Goddess Durga over a demon, Mahishasur.
It is an occasion for vibrant festivities. The Garba or Dandiya Raas is the most significant feature during the festival of Navratri. This is the traditional and folk dance of the state of Gujarat, but today, everyone performs this dance with great fervor and enthusiasm. During the dance, a decorated pot is ceremoniously placed with a light inside and the women folk dance in a circle, singing ‘traditional songs’ or ‘garbas’.
Watch more than fifteen thousand men, women and children play Garba-Raas on the street, all throughout the night, every night for 4-6 nights – a rare spectacle to be observed.
Friday & Saturday – October 12, 13, 19. 20