Navaratri Celebration – a Canberra Spring Festival (with great food)


Spring is a great time to be in Canberra for festivals and September-October coincides each year with the Gujarati community’s Navarati Celebrations – colourful, spectacular and great fun, featuring amazing traditional clothes, music, dances and food!

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Organised by the Gujarati Samaj of ACT, the Festival of Dance, Raas Garba and Dandia runs for ten nights – this year from 25 September to 4 October 2014.
The Sur Vrund Group from Vadodara, Gujarat India is providing some great music that inspires some amazing dancing.

Everyone looks so beautiful, dressed in some very special outfits and there is an obvious pride and pleasure in celebrating shared traditions and experiences.
Much effort has gone in to creating some wonderful traditional Indian vegetarian food with new dishes being added to the menu each night.

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Chocolate Baklawa                                      Methi na Gota $5

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Ras Malai $5 & Mango & Cardamon Lassi $3                         Behl $5


Samosa Chat $5                                                                    Dabeli    $5

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Pav Bhaji $7                                                                         Mancuria with Gravy $7


Mango Kulfi $5

And Canberra joins communities all around Australia and the world, celebrating Navarati at the same time.
Here’s a great fun Bollywood version of Garba sent by a lovely friend.

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