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Indian Student Assoc. offers dance lessons

December 02, 2010 12:00AM

Those captivated by the movements of Indian dance will have an opportunity to learn it themselves when the Indian Student Association begins the celebration of Navratri, a traditional nine-evening festival, this Sunday at Pittsburg State University.

Navratri, which means "nine nights" in Sanskrit, is a festival that celebrates the nine forms of Shakti. The festival honors three different goddesses for three days each - Durga, the warrior goddess, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, and Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge.

The dance will begin at 5 p.m. on Dec. 5 in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom. Members of ISA will give performances, demonstrate dance moves, and invite the audience to participate in learning the dances. Door prizes from various local businesses and refreshments will be given out at the free event. Tickets for door prizes can be picked up at the International Programs and Services Office or by calling 620-704-5303.

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