Vadodara Navratri Festival-2017

Sep 21, 2017 [Thursday]

Navlakhi Ground

Navlakhi Ground, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Rajmahal Rd, Anandpura, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001, India

  • 20 Sep [Wed] - 12:00PM - 30 Sep [Sat]
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 21 Sep [Thu] - 12:00AM - 30 Sep [Sat]
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 21 Sep [Thu] - 8:00PM - 30 Sep [Sat]
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 23 Sep [Sat] - 8:00PM - 25 Sep [Mon]
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 23 Sep [Sat] - 8:00PM
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 24 Sep [Sun] - 8:00PM
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 25 Sep [Mon] - 8:00PM
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 26 Sep [Tue] - 8:00PM
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 27 Sep [Wed] - 8:00PM
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 28 Sep [Thu] - 8:00PM
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 28 Sep [Thu] - 8:00PM - 30 Sep [Sat]
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 29 Sep [Fri] - 8:00PM
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 29 Sep [Fri] - 8:00PM
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 29 Sep [Fri] - 8:00PM
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 29 Sep [Fri] - 8:00PM
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 29 Sep [Fri] - 8:00PM
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 29 Sep [Fri] - 8:00PM
    5 + 1 Offer applied.
  • 29 Sep [Fri] - 8:00PM
    5 + 1 Offer applied.

Address : Navlakhi Ground, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Rajmahal Rd, Anandpura, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001, India

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Note: Passes will be delivered through courier within Vadodara city.

  1. Please show your ID proof to the courier delivery person.
  2. Garba participant needs to attach copy of ID Proof and Address proof at the time of registration.
  3. Applicant should be 12 years of age and above.
  4. If applicant is below 12 years of age and wrong birth date is provided, Vadodara Navratri Festival will not be responsible to provide smart card for such false/wrong submission and no refund will be given.
  5. Participants below 16 years of age have to provide their father’s/Guardian’s photo identity.
  6. NRI/Outside Baroda applicants can authorize their relatives or friends in Vadodara to receive the courier delivery of smart card on their behalf by showing the ID proof of the applicant and the authorized person.
  7. VNF shall not be responsible to participants/invitees/attendants/viewers for any damage or injury in person or property in the event of any stampede, disruption, civil commotion (riot) caused due to individual quarrel, dispute or natural events such as rain, fire, earthquake etc.
  8. Registration is mandatory for every garba participant and he/she must wear the smart card around the neck while playing.
  9. Garba participants must maintain discipline and code of conduct at the ground.
  10. Garba participants must produce the smart card as and when required by the organizers/volunteers/security.
  11. Participants found under the influence of alcohol/drugs/misbehaving will be handed over to the police. The smart card will be confiscated and no refund will be given. The management’s decision in this regards will be final.
  12. The smart card is for personal use of the Garba participant. The Card is non-transferable. Non- compliance of this will result in confiscation of the smart card without refund.
  13. In case of any calamities / rains / fire or other mishaps and legal hurdles, which may cause change of time, cancellation or part cancellation of the festival, the donation is non-refundable.
  14. Timings of Garba shall be as per government rules and regulations.
  15. The smart card is property of Vadodara Navratri Festival which will be collected back on the last night at the Garba Ground.
  16. For any dispute or clarifications, the decision of Vadodara Navratri Festival shall be final. All legal disputes to Vadodara jurisdiction only.
  17. Preserve your smart card carefully.
  18. In case of lost smart card please inform volunteer immediately at the ground. Duplicate smart card may be issued by paying Rs.500 donation which is Vadodara Navratri Festival non-refundable.

Mandatory Dress Code: - Male: Long Kurta  &  Female : Chania Choli


Q: What is Online Registration?
A: Online Registration is the process by which the participant can register through web or through App. Even if the person is not from Vadodara he/she can still proceed with Vadodara Navrati Festival Registration but it is mandatory to provide local Vadodara address for courier delivery of pass. The address where the courier will be delivered must have the ID of the participant.
Q: How can I Register Online?
A: You can go to our website or download our app. Click on the registration tab for which you want to register, fill the required details and follow the steps given.
Q: How can I Register offline?
A: You can visit our offline booking centres along with the copy of required Id proof and documents. And you can register offline.
Q: How will I get my player's pass?
A: You will get your pass delivered through courier at the address you specified in the registration form (Vadodara city limits only).
You can collect your passes from our Box Office at Gokul Baugh, Race course.
Q: Are there any courier charges?
A: Yes. Courier charges will be Rs.50, per courier.
Q: Are there separate registration forms for male and female participants?
A: Yes.
Q: Are there any male categories?
A: Yes, there are two categories for male participants, who are applying for season performer pass
1) Male Performer
2) Male Students Performer
Q: Will female player get daily player pass?
A: No. Every female player will get only Season female performer pass worth Rs.200. No other pass will be issued.
Q: How many modes of payment are there?
A: There is online payment facility through Net banking and Credit/Debit Card.
You can make cash payment at our booking counters stated in address column.
Q: Can I opt for “Cash on Delivery” on online payment mode?
A: No, this option is not available.
Q: Is there any dress code for Players?
A: Yes. Mandatory Dress Code for Male performer is Long Kurta & for female performer it is Chania Choli.
Q: What should I do in following circumstances?
•   In case I do not receive the receipt after registration
•   While making online payment, amount is debited from my account but no registration confirmation received
•   Any technical failure faced during registration
A: You can call on our call centre number: 080-306-95484
Q: For any other event related query, whom should I contact?
A: For any other event related query, you can call us on 990449926 & 9904499775.
You can visit our Main office at Gokul Baugh, Race Course.
Q: What is the refund policy?
A: The Amount once paid is non-refundable. And the player Card is non-transferable. Non- compliance of this will result in confiscation of the smart card.
Q: What is Food Festival? Who all can avail the facility of food festival?
A: Food festival is a part of Vadodara Navratri Festival, but it has a separate entry and exit. Anyone can avail the paid facility of food festival.
Q: Does my Vadodara Navratri Festival’s Player pass include free food at Food festival?  
A: No. Player pass does not include free food or any such facility. Food provided at food festival is chargeable.
Q: What Should I do in case I lost my pass?
A: If you find your card missing/lost, Contact compere near stage or volunteers at temple area on ground.
Duplicate card will be issued by paying Rs.500 donation which is non-refundable.
Q: What if anyone at ground found misbehaving?
A: Unruly behaviour won’t be tolerated in any circumstances; if anyone found misbehaving, he/she will be handed over to the Security and reported for the same.
Q: In case of any emergency, whom shall I contact?
A: In case of any emergency or assistance required, you can contact volunteers of Vadodara Navratri Festival, present on the ground.




A name well known amongst music lovers of the country, has inherited music from his (late) mother Smt. Shashi Dabir and his grand mother Smt. Mangala Joshi, the latter being an accomplished classical singer from the Gwalior Gharaana. With a conducive musical environment at home and constant encouragement from his parents Gautam, was inspired to embark upon this musical journey and since then there has been no looking back. A very versatile singer, talented music composer and music arranger, Gautam and his group, have performed all over the world and mesmerized audiences all over, with their music. Being a true Barodian at heart, Gautam and his group know the pulse of Vadodara’s Garba lovers very well. Their performances in the lighter genre of music (ghazals, bhajans, sufi, regional folk) are also loved by audiences around the world. Gautam’s background of Classical Music is clearly reflected in his singing. Gautam also was trained by Shri Hemant Kothari (Agra gharana) for voice–culture and speech culture.



Ms. Anupa, is a versatile singer specially in Garba and Sugam Sangeet with a rich experience of 20 years and more. She has learned classical singing from renowned singers Smt. Piyuben Sarkhel and Shri Hemant Kothari. She is adapted to a variety of singing like Garba, Sugam Sangeet, Lagna Geet, Light Music, Bhajans and Film Songs. She has a proficiency in singing in Gujarati, Hindi, Sanskrit and Orea languages. She stood first in Sangeet Visharad in the North Indian Classical Vocal and Sangeet Alankar from Gujarat Sangeet Nritya Natya Academy - Gandhinagar, 1997.



The classical music maestro from Vadodara is all set to lend his soulful touch to the VNF Navratri 2016. He has taken his classical music training from Shri Raju Gosai, Shri Deepak Kshirsagar, Shri Rajesh Kelkar and Shri Bharat Mahant. Shyam inherited music from his father, a well-known folk singer from Saurashtra. A gold medallist from Music College of Vadodara, Shyam truly adds a golden touch to music. With many awards and accolades to his credit such as being 3 times winner of Open Gujarat Film Songs competition, winning first position at the MSU classical vocal competition. In 2015, he also starred in the famous reality show of India television, ‘THE VOICE’. A versatile singer, a music teacher at Amrut Vidyalaya, Kalol, and with credits of performing at the Rashtrapati Bhavan with music college troup; Shyam Ghediya is all set to cast his musical spell at the VNF 2016.



More than just a profession, music is Seema’s biggest passion. With a diploma and degree in vocal (classical) from college of performing arts MSU, she has been trained under the guidance of guru Pandit Lakshmikant Bapatji and Pandit Dwarkanath Bhosleji. Seema has been awarded Pandit Omkarnathji gold medal in bachelors. She has been performing Garba since last 25 years famously known as Chokshi sisters. Having performed at famous Garba venues such as Archie, United way of Baroda, Sandesh garba at Ambalal Park, she will now lend her magic at the VNF 2016. At present working with the Bank of Baroda she has represented BOB in many inter-zonal and interbank competitions and has been awarded at several occasions.


Event Description

Nine forms of Maa Shakti - the female form of power is worshipped during Navratri - Durga, Bhadrakali, Jagadamba, Annapurna, Sarvamangala, Bhairavi, Chandika, Lalita, Bhavani and Mookambika. The forms worshipped differ from region to region.

Lord Rama worshipped Goddess Durga in nine aspects, for nine days, in order to gather the strength and power to kill Ravana.

The festival also symbolizes the nine day long fight between Lord Rama and Ravana. On the tenth day, Lord Rama killed Ravana, which came to be known as Vijayadashmi.

The nine nights known as Navratri, symbolize the nine days of battle between Devi Durga and Mahisasura, while the tenth day, which is Vijayadashmi-literally means the victorious tenth day of conquest of good over evil.

Why nine nights and days? On the first three days, the Mother is invoked as powerful force called Durga in order to destroy all our impurities, vices and defects.

The next three days, the Mother is adored as a giver of spiritual wealth, Lakshmi who is considered to have the power of bestowing on her devotees the inexhaustible wealth with joy.

The final set of three days is spent in worshipping the mother as the goddess of wisdom Saraswati in order has all-round success in life.

Navratri is observed twice a year, once in the beginning of summer and gain on the onset of winter.

Ancient sages linked this period of worship to thank the divine powers that provides energy for the earth to move around the sun, causing the changes in the outer nature and maintaining the accurate balance of the universe.

Maa Durga has eighteen arms which signify that she possesses combined power of nine incarnations of Lord Vishnu on earth.