Navarathri is nine-festive days dedicated to Goddess Durga. The first nine days in the Ashwin month is celebrated differently in different parts of India by Hindus. In Gujarat, Navratri in Gujarat is not just dancing alone; there is religious worship of Shakti, referred as Mother or Mataji. People visit shrines and there is the special worship of Goddess Shakti at home. Navratri period is noted for Dandia Ras or Garba Dance, which continue till late night during the period. it has become a social and community activity and Navratri in Gujarat is today famous for the Dandiya Ras or Garba Dance competitions. The Dandiya Ras takes place around the Garbo pot. The Chania Choli, the colorful dress, worn by women is another highlight of the dance. Men wear the traditional Dhoti Kurta. The dance reaches its zenith and then suddenly there is a pause. The sequence is repeated again.