Gujarat, one of the most
industrialized states in India is situated on the west coast
of India between 20o-6' N to 24o-42'
N north latitude and 68o-10'E to 74o-28'E
east longitude. It came into existence as a separate State
on 1st May 1960. Gujarat is bounded by the Arabian
Sea in the West, by the States of Rajasthan in the North and
Northeast, by Madhya Pradesh in the East and by Maharashtra
in the South and South East. The State has an international
border and has a common frontier with the Pakistan at the
northwestern fringe. Ganghinagar, located near Ahmedabad is
its capital. At present, Gujarat comprises of 25 districts.
The official and primary language spoken is Gujarati...read
Gujarat can be
termed as the land of fairs and Festivals.
Thousands of small and big fairs,
and festivals are celebrated in different
parts of Gujarat every year. The festivals
are based on the lunar or solar calendar.
Gujarat has a unique
distinction of having a legendary origin
of her folk dance forms. The most popular
and known folk dances of Gujarat are Garba,
Garbi, Rasaka, Tippani, Padhar-Nritya, Dangi-Nritya