Indian community brings Dandiya revelry to Taipei

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/24/2020
By: Emerson Lim

The Indian community in Taiwan celebrates the Navratri Festival on Saturday / CNA photo Oct. 24, 2020

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) Overseas Indians in Taiwan on Saturday celebrated the Navratri Festival with traditional dances, preserving their culture in their home away from home.

The celebration, dubbed Dandiya Nite 2020, was organized by the Indians' Association of Taipei (IAT).

The Northern Indian festival involves a nine-day worship of the Hindu Goddess Durga in her nine forms, one form per day, by fasting at day and dancing at night, said Purnima Kshatriya, one of the planners of the event,

This year's Navratri, which means nine nights, began on Oct. 17 and lasts until Oct. 25, according to the Hindu calendar, she said, and the IAT held the celebration on Saturday so that more people could join.    [FULL  STORY]

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