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Navratri Garba with Atul Purohit - Sept 16 (Greensboro)
Saturday, Sept 16, 2017

The journey into the world of Navratri begins with the Markandeya Purana - a rich pantheon of beliefs, rituals and parables of valor, glory, good and evil, with the story of Mahishasura and the goddess Durga. The legend of Mahishasura in reality is the origin story of Shakti - the female form of the divine. The legend revolves around the evil Mahishasura's excesses which were curtailed by divine intervention manifested in the form of Durga (Shakti), created by the holy trinity, Bhrama, Vishnu and Rudra. A fierce battle ensued over nine days and nights between the two and culminated on the tenth with Durga slaying Mahishasura. Hence, there are nine (Navratri and the Dusshera, tenth) nights of exuberant celebrations. This tradition and festival has stood the test of time and is celebrated by Hindus all over the world. The vigorous dances are accompanied by infectious tunes by accomplished folk singers like Atul Purohit. He will perform September 16, 2017 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Doors open at 6pm. This is his second year in a row performing in Greensboro. Last year over 3,000 attended, all dressed in colorful outfits. After completing his formal education from the Vadodara College of Music, Purohit founded the group “Rishabh." His album “Tara Vina Shyam" and single of the same name were a big success. The garba scene was never the same again. In 1992, he founded Rutambara group, which has been the lead band at the United Way of Vadodara Navratri celebrations for the last 22 years. His repertoire includes classical music, bhajans and folk songs. He also is also well known for Sunderkand and devotional songs. The Gujarat government, in recognition of his contributions to Gujarati culture both at home and abroad, awarded him the prestigious “Gujarat Gaurav Puraskar" in 2016. Tickets for the night range from $25 - $50. For more details, call 336-509-5943 or visit

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