Cornell Hindu Dance Team Celebrates Spring Navratri with Performance

March 14, 2005

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

On March 14, 2005 The Cornell Daily Sun reported, "the sound of beating of dandiyas, and lively folk music resonated under a canopy of vibrant colors Friday evening in the Straight Memorial Room, where the Cornell Raas Team held its annual celebration of Spring Navratri. The evening began with an Indian prayer ceremony or puja, led by the Hindu Student Council, continued with open Garba and Raas dancing and ended with three high-powered performances by Cornell Bhangra, Sitara and Cornell Raas... Garba and Raas dancing are traditionally performed on Navratri, a nine-night celebration of the Hindu goddess Durga, in the state of Gujrat."