Navaratri Songs in Gujarati: Traditional Dandiya Numbers for Garba Enthusiasts to Celebrate Navratri 2018 (Watch Videos)
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Navratri or Navaratri is only a few days away and other than the devotional practices, aarti and pooja, one of the most important reasons why Navratri is eagerly awaited is because it brings with it the season of Garba and Dandiya, the traditional dance form of devotion performed for Goddess Durga. Dandiya Raas derives its name from an episode of Lord Krishna's life known as Raas lila. One of the Krishna Leela was when lord Krishna used to dance playfully along with the gopikas. We bring to you a list of traditional Dandiya and Garba songs with videos for Navratri 2018 festival celebrations. Navratri 2018: Different Types of Garba, Dandiya & Step by Step Dance Tutorials (Watch Videos).

Garba and Dandiya, which started as folk song and dance forms, have become tremendously popular not only in India but also globally. With Navratri just a week away, it is a good time to visit the songs that have been traditionally associated with the dance forms. In this age and day, though, many of the songs have a remix version. But it is the beauty of these songs that they are loved equally irrespective of their versions. Below are 5 traditional Gujarati songs famous with Garba and Dandiya Rasikas of all age-groups. Falguni Pathak Dandiya Songs: Dance to the Tracks of Garba Queen during Navaratri 2018 Festival!

1. Dholida Dhol Re Vagad

Dholida dhol re vagad is one of the most popular navratri songs played during Garba and dandiya. The song is so identical with Navratri that that merely by hearing it, one recognises that its Garba/Dandiya time.

2. Sathiya Puravo Dware

Sathiya Puravo Dware is a Raas garba song that is appreciated for the beauty of feelings in its lyrics. The song is often played or recited during garba and dandya performances.

3. Tara Vina Shyam Mane

Tara vina Shyam vane is easily the most famous Gujarati song among non-Gujaratis. It is a must on any garba/dandiya playlist and any garba function is incomplete without this song.

4. Sanedo Sanedo Laal Sanedo

Sanedo is a Gujarati folk song, popularized by the well-known Gujarati singer Maniraj Barot. Sanedo means love and affection and contains couplets of four lines and has a striking resemblance to bhavai, a folk drama form from Gujarat.

5. Aso Mase Sarad Poonam Ni Raat

Aaso Maso Sharad Poonam is a devotional song played mostly before starting the garba or dandiya dance. The song describes the autumn season and the full moon night.

Navaratri, also spelled Navratri, roughly translated as 'nine nights', is a nine nights (and ten days) Hindu festival, celebrated in the autumn every year. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated in unique ways in various parts of the India. According to Indian scriptures, there are four seasonal Navratri. However, in practice, it is the post-monsoon autumn festival called Sharada Navratri that is the most observed in the honor of the divine Devi known as Goddess or Maa Durga. Garba and dandiya celebrations are an important part of this Navratri season.