Gujarat, Punjab & Maharashta.
Navratri is a festival of worship, dance and music celebrated over a period
of nine nights. Devotees perform the 'devi-sthaapna'
in their homes
wherein they invite the Goddess and perform 'pooja-path' for nine days
Gujaratis perform their traditional dances 'Garba
' & 'Dandiya-Raas
during Navratri. The women-folk dance in a circle, singing 'Garbas' or
' is played with wooden sticks or 'dandiyas'. Apart
from Gujrat,Garbas are performed in other states & cities like Mumbai.
Young men-women wear colourful traditional dresses and play Garba with great
enthusiasm.The mood of Navratri is very colourful & unique.