Arts & Entertainment

Navratri Celebration Takes Place in Edison and Somerset

418012abdfdbd1555fdc_Durga.jpg
87839c7d1c73b3a0b397_12106750_1055600787786533_6933367074834802692_n.jpg
3d49be2e71020564c6a8_12079508_10153648475908209_2939271751534632323_n.jpg
c7a5c5ed0b2138ad8897_12107067_962363260468504_7650483585226488650_n.jpg
946449e62a82dbb293b0_12122396_1020484068003240_2820923434215368842_n.jpg
418012abdfdbd1555fdc_Durga.jpg

EDISON, NJ - Navratri, Garba festivasl in New Jersey began last weekend in Edison and Somerset, entertaining thousands of people past midnight. The festival continues for next two weekends at many locations throughout New Jersey.

Navratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga. The word "Navaratri" means "nine nights" in Sanskrit. Navaratri is celebrated all over India with dancing (Garba), praying and fasting.

Garba is performed in a circle as a symbol of the Hindu view of time. The rings of dancers revolve in cycles, as time in Hinduism is cyclical. As the cycle of time revolves, from birth, to life, to death and again to rebirth, the only thing that is constant is the Goddess, that one unmoving symbol in the midst of all of this unending and infinite movement. The dance symbolizes that God, represented in feminine form in this case, is the only thing that remains unchanging in a constantly changing universe.

Sign Up for E-News

 

1) IAFA Presents Apna Bazar Navratri 2015

Venue : 3775 Park Ave., Edison

October 16, 17 with Rex D'Souza

October 23, 24 with Devang Patel

Highlight: FREE DANDIA with advance ticket purchase

Contact: Nilesh Dasondi 732-979-4512

2) Patel Brothers and India House Navratri

Venue: Garden State Exhibit Center, Somerset

October 16, 17 with Rang Tarang Group

Highlight: CARPET floor

Contact: Pradip Peter Kothari 732-259-6874

3) ICS Garba

Venue: Dunns Sports Center, Elizabeth  

October 16, 17 with Foram Shah

October 23, 24 with Sargam Music Group

Highlight:- FREE ENTRY before 9:30 PM

Contact: Rajesh Patel 848-219-5000

4) Rajsun Megastar Traditional Garba

Venue: NJ Expo Ctr, Edison

Oct 23, 24 Achal Mehta

Highlight: Traditional Garba from Baroda 

Contact: Kanubhai Chauhan 718-639-9200

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Edison

Hospital ER Expands as Caseload Jumps to More than 100,000 Annually

April 24, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 100,000 patients come through the emergency department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, up from the approximately 40,000 cases that came through the doors less than 20 years ago.

 

"Spaces that were designed for one patient now have had two," said Dr. Robert Eisenstein, the hospital chief of emergency care. Obviously the number of ...

Stories About Juvenile Death Row Inmates Featured in New “Docu-play”

April 13, 2018

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The United States is apparently the only country in the world where children are given death sentences.

A new documentary play by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg titled Life, Death, and Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is being performed with coLAB Arts at the Reformed Church in Highland Park. The play will tell the true stories of people who committed violent ...

Patriots LHP Brett Oberholtzer's Contract Purchased By Rockies

April 25, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced that left-handed pitcher Brett Oberholtzer’s contract has been purchased by the Colorado Rockies. He is expected to report to Triple-A.

Oberholtzer was scheduled to be the team’s Opening Day starter in his first season with the Somerset Patriots. The 6’1” southpaw has four years of service in the Majors, including ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...