Navaratri is a Hindu festival that spans nine nights and is celebrated every year in the autumn. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian subcontinent.
Navratri, meaning ‘nine nights’, is one of the most popular and widely celebrated Hindu festivals in many parts of India. Gujarat, however, is the only state that erupts into a nine-night dance festival, perhaps the longest in the world. Each night, all over the state, villages and cities alike, people gather in open spaces to celebrate feminine divinity, referred to as Shakti.
Rai University organized Navratri celebration on 27th September, 2019. The celebration started with ‘Aadhyashakti Aarti’ dedicated to Goddess Durga, which was offered by Dr. Anil Tomar (Provost) accompanied by Prof. Lalit Adhikari (Registrar), Dr. K V Patel (Dean-Degree Engineering) and Dr. D. M. Patel (Dean-Diploma Engineering), Directors, HODs, Faculties and students. The function continued from 02:00 pm to 6:30 pm. All the students and staff present there have joined in the celebration, tapping to the spectacular music and have made the festival more colorful. There was prize distribution ceremony on the same day categorized as BEST DANCE & BEST DRESS Competition among the Students and Faculties.
Every year this festival was celebrated with full of enthusiasm, fun and franticness at Rai University, Ahmedabad. This event brought awareness among the students about the traditional customs while enjoying the Garba. A strong bond was visualized between Faculties and Students. It was huge family tapping their toes with the rejoicing music. This Navratri Celebration was indeed a great event!