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Mumbaiites put on their dancing shoes for Navratri

Citizens gung ho to welcome festival which starts today; ecstatic about getting an extra day for dandia-rass

mumbai Updated: Sep 30, 2016 23:39 IST
Akash Sakaria
The 10-day festival that commences today, will conclude on October 10 followed by Dussehra the day after
The 10-day festival that commences today, will conclude on October 10 followed by Dussehra the day after(HT file photo)

Its that time of the year where you can dance like no one is watching alongside numerous of the same kind.

As Navratri festival kicks off today, revellers across Mumbai are upbeat about putting their best foot forward, and to their joy, an extra day has been added to the festivities this year.

“I only dance during Navratri, so I am well-prepared and have been practising for the last 15 days,” said Suchita Mody, a banking student.

Organising events ranging from modern garba steps to traditional folk songs, from only shehnai to only women participants, from cultural community themes to fun-and-fair themes, the festival this years offers something for everyone.

Darshana Parpani, a homemaker, was ecstatic about Navratri celebrations spread across two weekends. “Being a housewife, I hardly get a chance to go out, even for a walk. But for Navratri, I make sure I spare time at least during the weekends,” she said.

The 10-day festival that commences today, will conclude on October 10 followed by Dussehra the day after.