Godhra Muslims make Dandias for Hindu brethrens during Navrartras

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Though Hindus in Gujarat are known for spirited participation in Garba or Dandia-Raas dances during Navratra festival, not many may know that the sticks used during the traditional dances are made by Muslim families.

Thousands of Muslim craftsmen remain occupied, months ahead of the Navaratri festival to prepare quality Dandias. These dancing-sticks, used during Dandia and Garba dances by Hindu devotees, are decorated with colourful laces, beads and Ghungroos (tiny bells)…There are around 60 small-scale Dandia making units in Godhra. All these units are Muslim owned and estimated to meet 65 per cent of the total demand across the country for Dandiyas.It is said that the quality Dandias made in Godhra are of a superior quality.

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