This Navratri, go traditional. With the crowds. The Dandiya Raas organised by the Gujarati Seva Samiti is attended by upto 3000 people every day, and is carried out in traditional style. Considering that this event has been organised regularly for over 50 years already, you can be sure they know how to do it right.
The day starts with Puja in the morning everyday and the evening brings an Aarti ceremony. From 5 'o' clock onwards, there is an exclusive ladies Garba and from 9:30 in the night to 1:30, the men join as well in the mixed Garba.
A seperate function hall has been arranged for couples to enjoy Dandiya if they feel they cannot keep up with the energetic youngsters. Food stalls with delectable food of all cuisines, whether Chinese, Mughlai, or Continental, surround the grounds. And which Gujarati do is complete without a Gola stall? There is Chaat and Ice-Cream too for the interim energy needs between meals. Projectors are used to broadcast the lively scenes of dancing onto large white screens placed all across the grounds. And music is by Hyderabad's famous Dileep Sanghi orchestra. At any point of time the grounds can accommodate upto 700 people.
Donor passes are mostly sold out, but those who are interested can turn up at the venue and might still be allowed entry, depending on the turn-out.
On the Ashtami day, a havan will take place and the day after that, Prasad will be distributed among the Gujarati Brahmins.