PRAGNYA Allies are partnering with
Shiv Durga Temple of Bay Area to present this year's
DINKCHAK DHAMAAL DANDIYA
an amazing evening on from 5:30pm to 9:30pm on
October 14th, 2023
to kick off the festival of Navratri in a Dinkchak ishtyle!!!
Come join us for a fun-filled, energy-packed event to celebrate togetherness and unadulterated enjoyment with music and dance like you have never experienced before!
At the SES Community Hall Santa Clara:
1375 Lafayette St, Santa Clara, CA 95050
We will have all the Traditional POOJA + PRASAD
& ofcourse, :) a whole bunch of Photo Ops.
Entry Fee of $20 per person.
Dandiya Sticks $5 a pair
Food Packets are $5
PLEASE NOTE THE RATES ONSITE will be $8 per Food Box!
Your donations are welcome & appreciated!
SO, what is this NAVRATRI all about...
Navratri is a socio-cultural and religious Indian festival celebrated over 9 nights by people of all backgrounds regardless of caste, creed, religion, age, gender, and neurodiversity, putting aside all differences and worries by dancing to rhythmic beats in circles around a deity in the center.
“Diversity coming together” is the central theme of PRAGNYA, and Dinchak Dhamaal Dandiya brings together individuals across the spectrum of neurodiversity to celebrate love, belonging, support, empathy and compassion within the circle of allyship.
Break Down of the TWO PART Dances ...
Dance along in Garba, rhythmically clapping and moving to the beat of the Dhol along with everyone else in a big, wide circle. As the rhythm builds up, play the Dandiya with two sticks (the dandiya sticks), allying up with a partner while dancing along in the circle. The Dandiya sticks represent togetherness and along with your partners you can make beautiful music. As music takes over, we become mindful of each other and celebrate togetherness, in complete synchrony.
PRAGNYA, the awakening occurs on a daily basis at our wonderful organization, which we celebrate symbolically at the DINKCHAK DANDIYA each year.
For Event Sponsorship Enquiries please call
408 660 6753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org