A music video featuring a Garba song written by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was released just before the start of the Navratri festival.
What is Navratri festival?
Navratri is a Hindu festival that celebrates the divine feminine.
It is celebrated over nine nights and ten days, and is one of the most popular and widely celebrated Hindu festivals in India. Gujarat, however, is the only state that erupts into a nine-night dance festival during Navratri.
This festival is perhaps the longest dance festival in the world.
For nine consecutive nights, people across villages and cities in Gujarat gather in open spaces to celebrate Navratri with traditional dance forms such as garba and dandiya raas.
These dance forms are performed in circles around a central garba pole, and are often accompanied by folk songs and music.
The songs and music often tell stories of the relationships between Lord Krishna and the Gopis, and their emotions.
The Navratri dance festival in Gujarat is a vibrant and colorful celebration of the divine feminine. It is a time for people to come together and enjoy traditional dance, music, and food. It is also a time for spiritual reflection and devotion.
Modi becomes songwriter
The song, titled 'Garbo,' was shared by Indian PM Modi on his social media.
It's sung by Dhvani Bhanushali and composed by Tanishk Bagchi, released under Jjust Music, a label by Jackky Bhagnani.
Thank you @dhvanivinod, Tanishk Bagchi and the team of @Jjust_Music for this lovely rendition of a Garba I had penned years ago! It does bring back many memories. I have not written for many years now but I did manage to write a new Garba over the last few days, which I will… https://t.co/WAALGzAfnc— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 14, 2023
The song has quickly gained popularity with millions of views on YouTube within some hours of release.
PM Modi expressed his gratitude to the artists and the Jjust Music team for their rendition of the Garba he wrote years ago.
Bhanushali and Bagchi were thrilled to work on the song, and they thanked the music label for bringing it to life.