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Top 7 Indian Festivals and Concert Events

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Published August 2nd 2018
Many Indian inspired events including singers
There are many Indian Festivals around nowadays and very varied ones. Indian food has become very popular as has Bollywood events and fairs. If you have not attended one before, now is your chance - there is an interesting choice from this list!

Festive Season With Gauahar Khan & Priya Patel
For the very first time and to start off the festive season, there will be a night full of entertainment.

It will be on 7th September and will feature Garba and Dandiya with celebrity guest, Priya Patel. Also appearing is the lovely and stunning Bollywood Actress, Gauahar Khan.

Get your tickets before they sell out!

Platinum - $120
Gold - $100
Silver - $80

You will have a three-course meal, unlimited entertainment, and networking. There will also be drinks included.

It will be on at Ultima Function Centre, Cnr Keilor Park Drive and Ely Court, Keilor, from 7 pm to 11 pm.

For more information, call Nitin on 0433379086.

Bollywood Dandiya Night
Dandiya is a traditional folk dancing form of Western India. Here you can celebrate the biggest Dandiya Night with special guest star, Priya Patel.

Priya will be on her Australian tour, and this event will be on 8th September. It will be held at Springers Leisure Center, 400 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough.

For tickets, go to this link and for more information:

Ganesh Festival
The Ganesh Festival is a celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. The festival is promoted by having Ganesha clay idols assembled in private homes. They are also put on temporary stages in public area.

The customs include the chanting of Vedic hymns, prayers, offerings and Prasada - Prasada is a food offering that is eaten by worshippers. The Prasada is distributed from the pandal to the community and includes various sweets.

The festival actually celebrates Lord Ganesha as the God of New Beginnings, and the Remover of Obstacles as well as the God of Wisdom and Intelligence.

This is the third year of this festival and it will be held on 15th September, from 11 am to 6 pm. It will be held at Tarneit and you can find out more here.

Aishwarya Majmudar
Aishwarya is both young, beautiful and a very famous Bollywood singer. This is the first time she will appear in her Australia Down Under Tour. She is well known for being a marvellous singer and has a wonderful stage presence. She has appeared in films and classic or Indi pop, as well as singing western songs.

Aishwarya sings all types of different songs, and does so beautifully and with great skill! She started singing when she was just 3 years of age and won her first major competition at the age of 6. By 16 years of age, she was a singing phenomenon and has now had more than 1000 stage show both in India and overseas.

Aishwarya has also won a lot of awards both in India and abroad. She was named best female singer for the Bollywood movie, Ramleela and Kaanchi.

This event will be on 15th September, from 7 pm to 11 pm. It will be held at Springers Leisure Centre, 400 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough.

More information:

Kirtidan Gadhvi
Kirtidan Gadhvi is an Indian singer from the town of Gujarat. He is described as "the voice that touched millions of souls". He is a celebrated singer in the world of folk music. He has also became an icon for many people of all age groups, and is often known as the "King of Dandia".

He won the hearts of thousands of Australians during the last few years and is now coming back to Australia by public demand after his 2017 concert. His song, "Laadki" has become one of the most popular and highest viewed songs in the history of MTV Coke Studios.

He is the only singer from Gujarat to ever be nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the movie, Veer Hamirji.

This event will be on 22nd September, from 7 pm to 11 pm. It will be held at the State Basketball Centre, 291 George Street, Wantirna South.

More information:

Arvind Vegda
Arvind Vegda is a folk singer from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in India. He had no formal training in music and began by learning the pump organ, or reed organ called the harmonium. He later formed an orchestra in 2002.

This orchestra then began performing at Navratri venues. Arvind had more than a million hits with his popular track, "Bhai Bhai" on YouTube. His album from 2011 sold over half a million copies.

He has gone on to do several things and has even starred in a reality show, as well as singing in films. Now you can hear Arvind sing on 28th September, from 7 pm to 11 pm. He will be performing at the Westgate Indoor Sports Centre, Corner Grieve Parade and Doherty's Road, Altona.

Tickets are $15, and you can make your booking here.

More information:

Garba Night
Garba is a form of dance which originated in the state of Gujarat in India. This Garba night is a free family event for all ages, and it will be the biggest Garba night in 2018!

It will be held on Saturday 6th October, from 7 pm till midnight, and is an alcohol-free event. It will be on at the Oakleigh Recreation Centre, 2a Park Rd, Oakleigh.


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When: From September to October, 2018
Where: Around Melbourne
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