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The Dandiya Raas dance originated as devotional Garba dances, which were performed in Goddess Durga’s honor. Dandiya raas is played with wooden sticks. Apart from Gujarat garbas are performed in other states and regions cities like mumbai. In Dandiya Raas men and women dance in two circles, with sticks in their hands. In the old times Raas did not involve much singing, just the beat of Dhol was enough. "Dandiya" or sticks, are about 18" long. Each dancer holds two, although some times when they are short on Dandiya they will use just one in right hand. Generally, in a four beat rhythm, opposite sides hit the sticks at the same time, creating a nice sound. One circle goes clockwise and another counter clockwise. In the west, people don't form full circles, but instead often form rows.
The student council members St Francis Institute of Technology is organizing GARBA NITE on
1 October, 2011 in Co-ordination with cultural committee members. The event is going to start at 6:30 pm.