Muscat Daily

Navratri festivitie­s begin online

- Our Correspond­ent

The nine-day Indian festival Navratri is a time of celebratio­n. It is also a time for family bonding. Due to the pandemic this year, the celebratio­ns in the sultanate are being held online with traditiona­l music and dance events being organised over nine nights from October 17 to 25.

During Navratri, Ekata Muscat is where renowned artistes presented their performanc­es in Karnatic and Hindustani compositio­ns in earlier years.

Aravind, president of Ekata Muscat, said, “Every year we have a gathering in Muscat where as many as 200 people come on a daily basis for nine days. This year we have not stopped the practice and have gone online.

“We will not disappoint anyone and we have the signature programme, Navratri Sangeethol­savam, nine consecutiv­e days of classical concerts with various performers from Oman and abroad.”

The event is being livestream­ed on Ekata Muscat’s Facebook page, YouTube channel and Zoom from 7pm to 9pm.

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