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Weekend Guide: Navratri special 2016



Pushpanjali Navratri Utsav 2016

What: Get ready to groove this Navratri Utsav 2016 with Falguni Pathak herself at Pushpanjali Gardens, Borivali (W). Indulge yourself in the traditional ghagra-choli, churidars, bandhani dupattas, Kediyas together with dazzling jewellery and gear into the traditional dance mode as the nine-day dance festival is all set to begin. To book, visit:

When: Oct 1 to 11, 7:00 PM onwards

Where: Pushpanjali Gardens, Chandavarkar Road, Near Don Bosco School, Off New Link Road, Borivali West, Mumbai

Raas Garba and Dandiya festival

What: Experience a larger than life traditional Garba with Bollywood-style Dandiya played with special colourful LED dandiya sticks, impromptu contests for the participants and much more. The gala evening will serve a variety of exotic fast food and authentic Gujarati food to satisfy the taste buds of the crowd. The phenomenally talented Parthiv Gohil, playback singer for legendary Indian films like Devdas & Saawariya will be enticing the crowd with his signature style melodic music during the course of this 3 day festival. Entry Passes: Daily pass – Rs 750; 3 day season pass – Rs 1800.

When: Oct 7 to 9, 7:00 pm till late night

Where: Dome @NSCI SVP Stadium, Worli

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Alive Kraft Meera’s Navratri 2016

What: Alive Kraft is organizing the greatest and biggest Navratri Mahotsav at Kutchi ground Borivali west. It will be an 11 days grand affair starting from October 1st .The magnificent and dynamic duo Preeti-Pinky will be performing at this event to make it most memorable. Along with them will be Rafiq Shaikh and other additional bands. Apart from this there will also be daily presence of celebrities to make it the most exciting Navratri Mahotsav of all time.

When: Oct 7 to 9, 7:00 pm onwards

Where: Kutchi Ground, Near Aura Hotel, Link Road, Borivali West, Mumbai

Radiance Dandiya

What: Purple Blue Events and Ideas brings you back the Radiance Dandiya one of the most grandest Navratri celebration in the country spread over 10 days. And what’s a celebration without some great fun music from one of the most renowned orchestra in the industry of Dandiya who’d make you groove and dance to their beats – presenting to you The DrumBeats, Juhu Road Number One live at Radiance Dandiya!

When: Oct 1 to 10, 7:00 pm onwards

Where: Hotel Sahara Star, Near Domestic Airport, Airport Rd, Vile Parle East, Mumbai

Also Read: Colours of Navratri 2016: What, when and how to wear

Nav Raag Navratri 2016

What: Firegaze Events and Entertainment is organizing the first concept based Navratri event Nav Raag 2016. Nav Raag will have a unique fusion of traditional Garba and Bollywood style Dandiya. Nav Raag is not only the first concept based Navratri event, it’s also unique in its offerings. The experience on each day would be different in terms of Artists, Cultural Aartis, a 70 feet wide stage and Arena level VFX and lasers. Apart from all this, there would also be a huge Food Court with traditional Indian and International cuisine alike. Artists: Naitik Nagda, Manish Joshi, Umesh Barot, Arpita Thakkar, Pomal Shah, Ashita Dedia.

When: Oct 1 to 11, 7:00 PM onwards

Where: Chitrakoot Ground, Opp Yashraj Studio, Behind fun Republic, Kamlakarpant L Walawalkar Marg, Andheri West, Mumbai

Vrat Thali

food Sabudana VadaWhat: As the auspicious Navratri season is upon us, the air turns festive. It’s the time to eat, dance and make merry! And for some of us, it’s the time for the special annual fast. The Navratri Vrat is looked forward to by many. This year, there is more reason to cheer as India’s favourite thali, Khandani Rajdhani, launches a special Vrat Thali! The special Vrat Thali will have popular as well as lesser known regional delicacies for you to relish. The royal thali includes 3 vegetable preparations, 2 farsan, 2 varieties of roti, 2 preparations of rice and khichdi, 1 salad, 2 chutneys, 2 sweets and 1 papad! Talk about feasting during fasting! To avoid monotony, there will be a rotational menu, which means that even if you were to eat there on all 11 days, you’d get to savour new varieties and combinations every day!

When: Oct 1 to 11, 12 to 3.30 pm and 7 to 11 pm

Where: All Khandani Rajdhani outlets

Sattvik foods

What: Treat your taste buds this Navratri with mouth-watering vrat ka khanna at Bayview Restaurant. The newly designed menu is an a la carte available for lunch and dinner. Executive Chef Kshitiz Shekhar have crafted these dishes keeping in mind the ingredients and flavours that are in harmony with the fasting beliefs. The meal is in accordance with the Navratra rules which include no food grains, salt, onion, garlic. All dishes are prepared with utmost precaution. The ingredients that can be used are certain vegetables, potato, sago, and kuttu /singhade ka atta.

When: Oct 1 to 10, 12.00 – 15.00 (Lunch) & 07.30 – 23.00 (Dinner)

Where: The Bayview, Hotel Marine Plaza, 29 Marine Drive

Contact: 022 22851212