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Navratri Festival Auckland 2017

ओकलैन्ड मे नवरात्री उत्सव 2017

Welcome to indiansinnz.com post on Navratri Festival Auckland 2017. There are many temples (Mandir / मन्दिर / गुरुद्वारा) and associations in Auckland. Every temple Authorities and volunteers put in their heart and soul to celebrate every Indian Festive occasions with great pomp and make us feel at home. Coming up are Navratri (नवरात्री) and Diwali (दिवाली / दीपावली) festival celebrations.

Navaratri is nine days festival, when we worship Goddess Durga with prayers, mata ki chowki (माता की चौकी), Durga Puja, devotional songs and traditional dance called “Raas Garba”. This is one of the most popular festival across India, with unique traditional celebrations in Bengal and Gujarat. The Navaratri festival this year is from 21st of September to 30th of September.

“Raas” or “Dandiya Raas” (डान्डिया रास) or “Raas Garba” (रास गरभा)  is the traditional folk dance form of Gujarat & Rajasthan states of India. It is the featured dance of Navratri evening celebrations.  It started from Gujarat and now one can see these dance in almost every city in India and entire world.

Navratri Festival Auckland 2017 includes Raas Dandiya, which is organized in all major cities of New Zealand. Below is the list of few temples and places of Auckland where the traditional dance Raas Garba is organized. Most of the places entry is free or there is a nominal entry fee.

  • Bharatiya Mandir (On Sharad Poonam / Purnima / शरद पूर्णिमा also)
    252 Balmoral road, Sandringham
    www.bharatiyamandir.org.nz
  • Shirdi Sai Temple
    12-18 Princes Street, Onehunga
    www.shirdisaibaba.org.nz
  • Radha Krishna Mandir (On Sharad Poonam / Poornima / शरद पूर्णिमा / पूनम also)
    Mahatma Gandhi Center, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland
    www.Aiai.org.nz
  • Shri Ram Mandir
    11 Brick Street, Henderson
    www.shrirammandir.org.nz
  • North Shore Indian Association
    North Shore Events Center, Glenfield Silverfield, Off Porana Road, Auckland
    On 22nd Sep and 23rd Sep, 7.30pm onwards, Entry free, Ample parking
  • West Auckland Navratri Garba Dance
    S-Energy sports center, 44 Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland
    21st to 30th Sep. Entry free
    www.Navratrigarba.co.nz
  • Ram Krishna Mandir
    25 Onslow Ave Papatoetoe, Auckland
    21st Sep to 29th Sep, 8.30pm onwards

Prayers / Durga Puja are organized at all the temples. Here are few details:

NZ Sarbojonin Durgotsav 2017:

Durga Puja:   September 29th to Oct 1st 2017. See leaflet images down for schedule and venue.

Get more details at: http://probasee.org.nz

Navaratri Utsav at Maa Durga Temple, Manukau, Auckland

From 21 Sep 2017 – 29 Sep 2017

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Katha
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Chowki/ Bhajan Sandhya

More details at http://www.maadurgatemple.co.nz

 

Enjoy and have a blessed festival. Jai Mata Di.