POV: There were smiles on every face; and joy in the air;
The energy was electric; and the colours were bright and beautiful.
This year’s #NavratriAtKONZE became our favourite memory.
Our management team hosted a special Navaratri celebration for all the teammates last week. Delicious food, exciting games, heart-winning performances, and plenty of chances to win prizes made this festival more special for our employees. The atmosphere was filled with tranquility and happiness, indeed. Here’s a recap of our Dandiya Raas evening.
We’re already looking forward to next year’s celebration!
The office Navratri celebration was a time for all team members to come together and celebrate. It was a fun and festive occasion, where we all enjoyed Garba and Dandiya raas. The atmosphere was happy and celebratory, and everyone had a great time.
We started the day with a special puja, followed by a traditional aarti in the evening. Then, as soon as the folk music volume was up, we all couldn’t stop our feet from doing garba. Several fun activities and a delicious feast of dishes were arranged too.
Oh, wait! There’s more!Various exciting prizes were also imparted for different categories – best traditional attire, unique garba moves, best team dandiya raas, best fusion garba, and authentic garba. The highlight of the event was the dandiya raas performance by our very own Navratri dance troupe. It was a great way to bond with our colleagues and celebrate our culture.
Our team members, beautifully dressed in traditional attire, danced to Sanedo, Gujarati folk music. Everyone from the HR, Finance, Digital Marketing, Sales, Development, and Management team did raas, hinch, taali garba (2-clap garba), and tran taali garba (3-clap garba) with brightest smiles on their faces.
What is Navratri?
Navaratri is a nine-day Hindu festival that celebrates the divine Feminine. It is also a time of fasting, feasting, and prayer. The word Navaratri literally means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit.
During Navaratri, the nine forms of the Goddess Durga: Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, and Siddhidhatri are worshipped. Each day of Navaratri is associated with one of these goddesses.
Navaratri is also a time for many people to fast. Fasting during this auspicious festival is thought to help purify the body and mind and bring about self-control. Some people fast for all nine days of the festivity, while others fast on only certain days.
On the tenth day of Navaratri, Hindus celebrate Dussehra or Vijayadasami. On this day, the effigies of Ravana (the evil demon king from the Sanskrit epic, Ramayana) are burned to symbolize the victory of good over evil.
Navaratri is a special time of year, and we’re so glad we could celebrate it together at the office. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the event a success. We’re looking forward to many more celebratory occasions in the future! #NavratriAtKONZE