Garba is an Indian form of dance that is originated in the Gujarat region. The name Garba comes from the Sanskrit term Garba (“womb”) and Deep (“a small earthenware lamp”). Many customary garbas are performed around a central lit lamp or picture/statues of different avatars of Goddess Shakti.
Performance— Both men and women usually wear colorful costumes while performing Garba and Dandia. The girls and the women wear Chaniya choli, a three-piece dress with a choli, a Chaniya, which is usually worn in the traditional Gujarati manner. Chaniya Cholis are decorated with beads, shells, mirrors, sitaras, and embroidery work, mati, traditionally, women adorn themselves with jhumkas, necklaces, bindi, bajubandh, chudas and kangans, kamarbandh, payal, and mojiris. Boys and men wear kafni pyjamas with a kediyu – a short round kurtas – above the knees and pagadi on the head with bandhini duppattas, kada, and mojiris.