The celebrations underway in Surat's Godadara area (Photo/ANI)
The celebrations underway in Surat's Godadara area (Photo/ANI)

Surat: Transgender community takes part in Navratri celebrations

ANI | Updated: Oct 04, 2019 19:17 IST

Surat (Gujarat) [India], Oct 4 (ANI): The whole country is soaked in the religious fervor of Navratri which is being celebrated in a unique way in different parts of the country.
This year, the transgender community in Surat's Godadara has joined in the celebrations by doing Garba and offering prayers to Goddess Durga.
Speaking to ANI, the Chief of the community Payal Kunwar said: "We are observing nine-day Navratri. We worship Goddess Durga for the happiness and peace of the people. We give our blessings to the people so that they leave with happiness. We sing and play Garba to celebrate Navratri."
Navratri is celebrated in every corner of the country. In Gujarat, however, this festival is celebrated by doing the folk dance, amongst other things like observing a fast for the duration of the nine days. (ANI)