This festive season, Dandiya will continue till Diwali.
Yep, you have read it right. Unlike previous years, revellers will be able to dance to the tune of Dandiya till the festival of lights.
The clubs of Patna organised meetings to finalise the dates for holding Dandiya nights.
To avoid any kind of inconvenience, the clubs consulted each other.
With exactly a week left for Durga Puja, members of popular clubs in the capital have started rehearsing the popular Gujarati dance moves.
“Dandiya is not a festival, it is a way to enjoy the festival. We will groove to the beats of Dandiya tracks till Diwali,” said Nanda Garg, a member of Lions Club, Femina, a woman-only club.
Lions Club International 322E, the parent club for all others, has decided to host the Dandiya night on November 10 to usher in Diwali.
“There should be something interesting for the club members during Diwali too. Though Dandiya is associated with Navratri, we have extended the party till Diwali,” said Praveen Sharma, a member of the Lions Club International 322E.
On similar lines, a three-day Dandiya night will be organised from October 19 at Patna New Club. To give the event a traditional touch, folk dancers from Gujarat have been invited. Arrangements have been made to serve vegetarian Puja thali to the members.
When there is Dandiya can the ladies be far behind?
On October 17, a high-voltage Dandiya night will be organised by IAS Wives’ Club. Traditional costume, food, music and dance will be part of the festivity.
“We have not decided on the venue yet but will soon announce it,” said Mridula Prakash, a member of the club.
The Rotary Club has decided to involve all — from eight to 80 — in their Dandiya night. The Rotary Club, Patliputra, would organise an inter-school Dandiya competition on October 13.