The festival of Navratri comes with a promise of nine days filed with fun, frolic, dance and festivities all around. Garba is a joyous and colourful dance form organised almost in every corner of the country to grace the occasion of Navratri. There was a time when the two dance forms were used to educate people about the festival and its mythological importance. With tremendous change in scenario, Garba event popularly known as Dandiya night has become a grand affair across the country. Raj Garba Mahotsava is organised by Raj Group. This group has been organising the event since 13 years in various cities of Madhya Pradesh.
A huge event filled with the best in fashion, food, dance and various performances. Event is organised for four days. It invokes participation from people of all communities where the floors are occupied by energetic and thumbing of the feet. Before the final event, Raj garba organises two month workshop to promote learning with fun. Four day Celebration is proceeded with Aarti. Performing group of musicians participate from Gujarat, Rajasthan and various other parts of India, their troops include authentic and melodious variety for people to perform. The musicians usually start on a slow pace with more traditional songs and gradually increasing the pace to a louder noise, and for seated audience it is a treat for the eyes to see the colourful whirls and swirls of the crowd dancing. Bollywood remixed beats are added to give the singing a modern twist. Young women dressed in traditional outfits and glittering jewellery, with the men sporting mostly churidar kurtasand colourful dupattas.
Since its launch in 2003, every year the event invokes participation of massive crew. During the four day celebration, we cater about 2,00,000 people across the state. More and more young people learn and add new styles of dandiya and garba. Its amazing to see how they maintain our cultural traditions and values. Every year, we improvise and have larger and larger participation for the event. This is one of the largest and most popular events organised in Bhopal during Navratri. Raj group is known to be one of the trend setters who continue the legacy of organising this massive event of festivity every year. The celebration is now a massive gala event that is organised in brightly illuminated ground known as Raj Event Square.