Consider the following difference(s) between Dandia Ras and Garaba Dance?
1. While decorated sticks are used in Dandia, Garba includes hand and feet movements
2. While Dandia originated from an ancient sports, Garba originated from an ancient ritual
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
The main difference between Garba and Raas is that Raas is played with Dandiyas (pair of colorfully decorated sticks), while Garba consists of various hand and feet movements. Sometimes instead of sticks, people also use “Swords”. The circular movements of Dandiya Raas are much more complex than that of Garba. The Dandiya Raas dance originated as devotional Garba dances, which were performed in Goddess Durga’s honor. This dance form is actually the staging of a mock-fight between Goddess Durga and Mahishasura, the mighty demon-king. This dance is also nicknamed ‘The Sword Dance’. The sticks of the dance represent the sword of Goddess Durga.
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