Indo-American Cultural Foundation of Central Jersey - IACFNJ will hold their Grand Navratri Garba celebration in South Brunswick on October 4, 5 11 and 12, 2019, from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The first three days of Garba on October 4, 5 and 11 will take place at Crossroads South Middle School, 195 Major Road in Monmouth Junction and last day of Garba for Sharad Poornima will be held at South Brunswick High School, 750 Ridge Road in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey.
The Navratri celebration marks the festival of nine nights during which will officially begin on October 10th when Hindus worship Goddess of Shakti Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Hindus believe Goddess Durga destroys all the evil propensities lurking the minds of her devotees, Goddess Lakshmi implants divine qualities in the devotee’s minds and Goddess Saraswati bestows true knowledge to her devotees. The tenth day also known as Vijay Dashami, commemorates the victory of good over evil. Fun and enjoyment are the aspects of the festivals, which sets the festive mood. Navratri, as the name suggests, means nine nights. It is one of the most important Hindu festivals which dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga, the deity of Power. Each day of the nine-day festival are dedicated to the worship of different forms of Goddess Durga, which unfolds the religious importance of the occasion.
IACFNJ’s Navratri Garba event is one of the most and highly popular events in Central Jersey area for more than a decade due to their state-of-the art gymnasium, secured and family friendly atmosphere and wonderful organization of their team members. More than 2,000 people usually attend the event every evening due to central jersey areas are culturally diverse neighborhood where Indian population is large in surrounding towns. The entry will be first come first serve basis and all are requested to come before 9:30 p.m. to guaranteed entry. For the past many years, IACFNJ Garba has been one of the biggest, and family oriented, safest and nicely organized state of the art garba event in the state. Once again, famous group of Mahesh Mehta and his talented artists from Bollywood and local singers and musicians of Entertainment Unlimited will rock the stage with famous old and new live singing of traditional garbas, dandiya, famous sanedo and bhangaras with live entertainment for more than five hours on all three days. The participants from all age groups from all generations will shake the floor with so much energy and variety of dance styles and costumes during the garba.
The cultural diversity of Central Jersey will be witnessed at the event where the attendees from all over India and other neighboring countries will be seen on a dance floor. The special attraction of the event will be participation from high school kids of various ethnic and cultural back grounds which is rarely seen at any other Garba events in the country. The Goddess Amba Maa’s divine traditional Aarti and prayer will be performed on all days followed by the Prasad to all attendees. The center stage will be decorated with Goddess Amba Maa’s statue in a temple setting where the atmosphere will feel divine and traditional Navratri celebration like India. The cafeteria will have food stalls of various mouth-watering and traditional Indian delicacies, ice cream and paan as well as other local vendors with various clothing, jewelry and traditional items selling which will be added convenience and attractions to the attendees.
The local business entrepreneurs, community leaders, local and state elected officials and large number of Indians will attend the celebration to support IACFNJ community efforts to keep Indian culture and heritage alive in the state. The IACFNJ dedicated and enthusiastic Executive committee, Trustees and other committee members and volunteers under the leadership of Chairman Hitesh Patel, President Dr. Tushar Patel, Vice Presidents Mahesh Patel and Deven Patel, Secretary Mac Shah, Treasurer Rajesh Patel, Joint Secretary Surabhi Agarwal and Trustees Raoji Patel, Rewo Nawani, Jadhav Chaudhari and Murthy Yerramilli and the entire committee and volunteers are working very hard to organize this event once again to have a grand success. For further information about the events, please visit organization web site at www.IACFNJ.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.