The whole country is celebrating the festival of Navratri and Durga Puja. The unique pandals to food stalls, each city has its own festivities with dandiya and garba being played by millions of Indians every day. In a video that is going viral all over the Internet, an airline staff is seen performing Garba flash mob at the international and domestic terminal of the Ahmedabad airport. Garba which is the main attraction of the city during Navratri is performed in a grand way around the city of Gujratis.
Recently, DNA spoke to the airport official about the Garba being performed in the airport and he said, “There would be some passengers, flying out of city and missing the Garba here, hence the idea is to compel them to do few steps while waiting for their flight, It is being done with help of AAI and Airlines Operator Committee.”
In just a few hours, the video has received 50 retweets and more than 100 likes. A Twitterati shared the video and captioned it as, “Garba inside the terminal: Airline staffers at #SVPI airport perform Garba at international terminal to welcome passengers #Ahmedabad #Gujarat #aviation #Navratri2018 @kumarmanish9.”
Watch the video here:
This year, Navratri festival falls on October 10 and will end on October 18. The festival is celebrated till nine days and nine nights. Navratri falls in the month of Ashvin and the festival celebrates Goddess Durga’s victory over a demon to restore dharma. It is believed that Lord Shiva granted permission to his wife Goddess Durga for seeing her mother for just nine days. During that time, Goddess Durga demolished demon Mahishasura. Hence Goddess Durga aka Kali is represented as a symbol of shakti – the ultimate strength. It is also said that Maa Durga has eternal divine power, which can never be created nor destroyed.
Throughout the nine nights, nine forms of the goddess are worshipped with much grandeur. On the 10th day, which is 19th October this year, people celebrate Vijayadashami means Dusshera by burning huge effigies of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhakarna. Thus, Navratri itself symbolises victory over evil.