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Navratri is the time to celebrate god’s blessings and energy – RJ Archana

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I have no second thoughts on the fact that we at WhatSHElikes always try to inform and entertain you with our stories, and so does the most happening and lively RJ of this town Kasa Kai Mumbai fame RJ Archana from Radio City 91.1 FM. When we two come together, lots of candid secrets are sure to pour in. While talking to WSL RJ Archana told us about her concept of Navratri, her dressing style, her favourite food, and DANCE.Archana

1)How do you celebrate Navratri?

In my family, it’s more about akhand diya that we light everyday and fast which is the highlight of Navratri. But I do have fruits in this festival as I think it’s a good time to detox your body since the weather is changing as well.

2)What is your favorite food of the festival?

For me, simple food works wonders. My uncle lives in Chembur and he celebrates this festival like a king with a huge list of guests coming over. They conduct a hawan at their place and post that give Prasad which is my area of concern (giggles)

It’s usually a sindhi food but the taste is unmatched (out of the world). Whether it is Daal, aloo tamatar, or Baingan ki sabji every food item is beyond delicious. Oh and you don’t miss out on Fafda and Jalebi – the most killer combination and then we also have Khichdi that one can die for.

3) How do you like the whole vibe in the city during Navratri?

Honestly, not everyone can go out clubbing and partying. So we have Dandiya and Garba events which are a great platform for people to come out and have fun. I think every woman is a born dancer and this festival just helps you discover yourself and I genuinely believe it’s a great festival for people to feel happy. There are people coming from Ahmadabad and Gujarat to enjoy and this city become so bright ad happy that you can actually call it an energy lifter.

4) What pandals do you visit during this time in the city?

I generally visit this place in Mulund although that is quite far from my residential area; otherwise there is this Pretty Pinky show that’s very famous. The best part is that I get calls even from our listeners, at our radio stations in Ahmadabad and Baroda, asking us to visit them.

5) What does Navratri mean to you?

I think it’s a great time to celebrate the blessing and energy. Also thank god to dance that we can have so much fun and physical fitness at the same time. These 10 days are a fabulous time for people to gather and donate something to the needy ones. Honestly I feel all the Pandals and every individual should start doing this. It’s a great spirit to help and thank everyone.

6) How do you like to dress up in this festive season?

After watching Deepika padukone flaunt those amazing skirts in Ramleela, I am totally in awe for it. In fact this skirt that I am wearing is similar to that design and my friend brought this from Bhuj.

The dress looks prettier when you wear it with a cotton dupatta embedded with colored mirror work. To increase the hotness level, you can also pair it up with a sexy choli and with ghera and accessories with payal. Well that’s the way to go hot and glamorous this Navratri.

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9 Comments

  1. ABSOLUTELY NAVRATRI IS A FESTIVAL OF CELEBRATION OF VICTORY OF GOOD OVER THE EVIL..SPEND GREAT TIME WITH FREINDS AND FAMILY, DOING FESTIVAL SHOPPING AND HOPPING ON PANDALS TO SEEK GODDESS BLESSINGS. IT IS THE BEST FESTIVAL.

  2. NAVRATRI IS CELEBRATED WITH GREAT DEVOTION AND ENTHUSIASM ALL OVER INDIA BECAUSE IT IS A SYMBOL OF VICTORY OF GOOD OVER THE EVIL. WE SEEK BLESSINGS OF MAA DURGA AND HOP TO PANDALS AND PLAY DANDIA.

  3. Indeed Navratri is a time of celebration! To come together for dandiya and show National integration, enjoy the best of delicacies with ur friends and family,to flaunt wearing the best of chaniya cholis and jewellery, to seek blessings of Adishakti Durga. Very informative and beautifully jotted . I think Rj Archana is making the best of this festive occassion

  4. Well, its a very informative interview where RJ Archana has let out her secret of having an awe for those skirts in Ramleela….hmmm As to the delicacies, where She would spend time celebrating Navratri, and some view on the festival itself. being trendy and celebrating the joy of the fest.

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