Dandiya, Garba Raas this Navratri in Mumbai



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Dandiya Guide 2008

Here we are listing the places in Mumbai where you can play with your Dandiya Sticks.

Dandiya Nights ‘08 at Essel World
This Navratri don’t miss live performances by playback singer Vatsala, Folk singer Bihari Hemu Gadhvi along with Sa Re Ga Ma celebrities Raja Hasan, Poonam, Sumedha and Mauli.

The amuzment park has decided to model a the venue like a village in Gujrat. Participants can enjoy Gujrati delicacies and visit bangle-making and pottery stalls.

Contact : 28452474/2475/65280305-06
Daily passes – Weekdays – Rs. 300, Weekends – Rs. 350 (Tickets available at Archies Gallery)
Venue : Essel World, Gorai Island, Borivali (W), Mumbai
Website: http://www.esselworld.com/esselworld.html

First Road Navratri Mahotsava
Manish Parekh and his group will perform.
Cost: Season passes for Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,300 are available at the venue.
Contact: 3292-0378/0757
Venue: Jasodha Rang Mandir, behind Bhaidas Hall, Vile Parle (W).

Kings the Beaters
Kings the Beaters featuring drummer Bipin Chunawala and vocalist Manisha Savla perform.
Contact: Dilip Bhuba 99877-55998
Venue:  Malpani Ground, Sai Baba Nagar, Borivali (W).

Neptune Ras
Nights will have Electro pop tunes and bollywood music.Organised by the Jain Jagruti Centre, North East.
Cost: Season pass, priced at Rs 1,000, and daily pass, priced at Rs 200,
Contact: Shop No 2, Hingwala lane, Ghatkopar (E) (93239-25420/ 2510-5078).
And Police Hockey Ground, opposite Kukreja Palace, VB Lane extension, Ghatkopar (E).

Preity and Pinky
The sister duo of ‘Piya-Piya’ fame will perform at Vidya Vihar organised by Ghatkopar Gujarati Samaj.
Contact: 2514-7879
Venue:  Somaiya College Ground, Vidyavihar (E).

Ras Ramiya
A graba ras with bollywood tadka and traditional gujrati music will be played by the beaters.This show is organised by Swarjhankar Welfare group.
Cost: Season passes, priced at Rs 1,000, and daily pass for Rs 150 and weekend pass for Rs 200, are available at the venue.
Contact: 93220-42656 for details.
Venue: Wadala Sports Complex, near Wadala Udyog Bhavan, behind Wadala Bus Depot, Wadala (E).

Sankalp Dandiya
Dance to the tune of most coveted Dandiya queen Falguni Pathak and her band.
Cost: Season pass, priced at Rs 3,000, and daily pass for Rs 400 and weekend pass for Rs 600,
Contact: Aradhana Mafatlal Showroom (2878-8799), Parasmani Matching Centre (2057-1088), Bawree Sari (2888-0323), Rhythm House (2284-2835), Sangeeta Dry Fruit and Sweet Store (2610-2524/2614-8422), Satyam Collection (93226-77521/6570-6861) and Sankalp (2683-0814/20/22).
Venue: Bhavan’s College Campus, Dadabhai Road, Munshi Nagar, Andheri (W).

Zoom Barabar Zoom
Expect bollywood music there. Organised by the Govindraj Naidu Charitable Trust.
Cost: Season passes, priced from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,200, and daily pass for Rs 300
Contact: 93222-82366
Venue: Kora Kendra, near Sumer Nagar flyover, SV Road, Borivali (W).

* Please confirm the information at the given numbers before planning.

Nitin is a dance promoter based at Dubai. He's been exploring different dance forms and helping people to connect with dance. He can be contacted at nitin [AT] danceincity.com

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