Garba is a Gujarati folk dance performed by women on festive occasions like Navratris, Holi, Basant Panchmi etc. Now a days men and children also join the women and dance around a centrally lit lamp or a statue of the Goddess Shakti. The lantern represents life and the dancers thus honor Durga, the feminine form of divinity. The garba songs typically revolve around the subjects of the nine goddesses. Dancers clap their hands and snap fingers to move gracefully in a circle.
Women wear brightly colored chanya choli or ghagra choli with lots of heavy jewelry while men wear an ethnic kedia and a pyjama or a dhoti with a bracelet kada and necklace.