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Bhavans’ Navavidha Navaratri Fest

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Chennai Kendra, Mylapore

celebrated Navaratri with Navavidha Navaratri Festival

from Oct 15 to 24.

The core objective of this years’ festival was to foster

community engagement and celebrate rich culture. Art

festivals provide a platform for all to engage in cultural

activities and expose the young and the old to a wide

range of art forms.


Bhavan’s Navavidha Navaratri Celebrations showcased

the richness and diversity of celebrating Navaratri across

India. The festival encompassed a variety of

contemporary and traditional art forms — dance, music,

folk dance and many other Indian art forms, says K N

Ramaswamy, director of Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra.

The highlights of this years’ program was the diverse

range of performances on display from various states:

Mahishasura Mardini by West Bengal Association,

Rangeelu Gujarat Raas and Garba dance, Nava Gunotsav

– Rajasthani traditional dance, a cosmic resonance by

Dakshin Gharana Kathak dance, eternal enchantment by

Nrityantar Dance Ensemble, Odissi, Yakshagana and

Kamasale folk dance from Karnataka

The performers were highly skilled and passionate. Their

performances stood testament to the rich cultural

heritage of the region.

Vanjulavalli Sridhar, deputy conservator of forests of

Puducherry and Karaikkal attended the event as guest of



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