The nine-day festival of Navratri commemorating the triumph of good over evil begins on the 10th of October and ends on the 18th of October this year. As always, people all across India have geared up and are excited to celebrate this naach–gaana-pooja fest that engulfs our country in colorful lights, foot-tapping numbers, and some mouth-watering delicacies.
Every state in India celebrates Navratri in their own special way but the one method that probably remains common across geographies is the Garba and Dandiya dance. Garba enthusiasts across the country swing to traditional dandiya tunes as well as Bollywood dance numbers throughout this nine-day fest. Over the past few years, this festival has gained a lot of popularity and so have the awesome singers and performers associated with it. Today, we bring to you a list of our country’s most popular Navratri singers you can trust in case you plan to have a memorable festival full of dance and revelry.
She’s one of the most popular Indian female singers for Garba and has hordes of people lining up in anticipation of her performance. It is often said that Navratri in Mumbai is all about ‘Phalguni Pathak’. Reportedly, this popular singer charges a whopping INR. 1.10 crore each day during the Navratri fest.
Known for her song Ram Chahe Leela from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie Ram-Leela, Bhoomi is as popular as Pathak is. This young star reportedly charges around INR 50 to 60 lakhs per day.
Preeti and Pinky
Known for folk and tribal singing, this duo been performing on stage for the last 18 years. They rose to fame with their song Piya Piya from Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, which was picturized on Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta. They reportedly charge an amount of INR 50-60 lakhs per day during Navratri.
He is one of the most popular faces from Surat, Gujarat. He has worked for several years as a session violinist for leading music directors and has also judged several Indian musical programs. It is said that he charges approximately INR 80 lakh for his Navratri shows per day.
Soli Kapadia and Nisha Upadhyaya
These two singers are popularly known for Garba events in Vadodara and the couple reportedly charges around INR 40 lakh for their performance during the nine days of Navratri. Rather than loud music, their light music based Garba is enjoyed by performers in Gujarat.
Parthiv Gohil and Lalitya Munshaw
Extremely popular for their songs in Surat, this duo is always in demand in the state. Parthiv is famous for his playback singing in movies like Devdas, Saawariya, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, Kissan and many others. This team of two charges around INR 45 lakhs per day during Navratri.
Popularly known as the funny man of music, this singer has a lot of fan following outside India. He generally performs in Gujarat and charges anything between INR 3-5 lakhs per performance night.
Popularly known as ‘The Garba Princess’, this young singer from Vadodara has gained immense popularity in recent times. She is known for her Garba rock album and although her fees are yet unknown, she is one of the few who is here to stay.
With the upcoming Navratri festival, you will soon find out where and when these artists will be performing near you. To check out more events, you can stay tuned to this space or pick your favorite from this list here.