Garbo, Earthen Pot used for Navaratri Ritual. Together with the Raas dance, Garba is probably the most quintessential Gujarati dance, especially associated with Gujarat’s agricultural past. The word Garba is derived from the Sanskrit word for womb and therefore implies pregnancy - birth - life. Traditionally, the dance is performed around a clay lantern with a light inside, called a Grabha deep (womb lamp). This lantern represents life and the fetus in the womb in particular. The dancers thus honor Durga, the feminine form of divinity. Also, Garba is prominent in the Navaratri ritual, a nine-night long celebration for the mother Goddess Durga. Owner: Nayna Chhatralia.