Its DANDIYA Time !!! Navratras ( the nine holi days before Dusshera - big Hindu Festival ) got started last Friday ( 15th Oct) . The Navratras last for 9 days and mark the beginning of the festival season of Diwali. From the last 4 years , I have been going for Dandiya on ALL 9 days on Navratras. But this time , due to heavy work load. Today was my 1st day of Dandiya :-( . Feeling missed out on a lot of important stuff , but still I am happy I finally got time from work to attend.