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The Garba is danced during the festival of 'navaratri' which lasts for 9 days. This is one of the most famous festivals in India.
It is believed to have originated in the northern part of Gujarat. It is mainly performed by Hindu women in honour of Goddess Amba or alternatively other Hindu gods and godesses as well. Men may also take part in the dance. This festival is enjoyed by everyone, both young and old.
The dance consists of women forming a circle around an image of the Goddess Amba and/or garba(s) . The women move around the center whilst clapping to the rhythm of the garba (song) .
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