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Symbolic meaning of Garbo Pot used during Navaratri in Gujarat

Garbo is an indispensable aspect of the nine-day Navaratri festival in Gujarat. The Garbo is an earthen pot which has holes around it and in it a lighted lamp is placed. Symbolically, Garbo signifies knowledge. It is placed at the center of communal Navratri gathering, a village, lanes or streets and colorfully dressed women, men and children move around it singing and playing a folk dance called Garba.

The moving around the Garbo, indicates the never-ending cycle of creation. The movements of Garba explain the maintenance and destruction phases of supreme reality.

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