Get ready to experience a whole new way of celebrating Navratri in its pristine traditional glory. Dance the nine nights away to ethnic folk rhythm brimming with fresh energy and new verve. Presenting, the scintillating singers who are all set to spark up your Navratri nights and add more zing to the revelry.


Aarohi Group


A name well known amongst music lovers of the country, has inherited music from his (late) mother Smt. Shashi Dabir and his grand mother Smt. Mangala Joshi, the latter being an accomplished classical singer from the Gwalior Gharaana. With a conducive musical environment at home and constant encouragement from his parents Gautam, was inspired to embark upon this musical journey and since then there has been no looking back. A very versatile singer, talented music composer and music arranger, Gautam and his group, have performed all over the world and mesmerized audiences all over, with their music.

Being a true Barodian at heart, Gautam and his group know the pulse of Vadodara’s Garba lovers very well. Their performances in the lighter genre of music (ghazals, bhajans, sufi, regional folk) are also loved by audiences around the world. Gautam’s background of Classical Music is clearly reflected in his singing. Gautam also was trained by Shri Hemant Kothari (Agra gharana) for voice–culture and speech culture.

Gautam and his group are experts at designing and presenting conceptual programs. They have performed various concerts on specific themes – to name a few

“Hum Dono” – a program of duet songs ,
“Sukoon” – a program of soulful Ghazals.
“Fan se Fun tak” – a program where songs with the fun element, humour are presented.

These programs have been very well accepted and appreciated by audiences.

Gautam also has had the opportunity of performing for “Geet Gunjan” – a popular music fest organized as a part of “Vadodara International Marathon” where he shared the stage with top artistes of Vadodara and the late - His Highness Shri Ranjit Singhji Gaekwad.

Music Arrangement and Compositions

Gautam has composed, arranged, and sung jingles and songs for corporates, educational institutes and special events (Vadodara Marathon being one of them).

Music Albums

His music album : SAY YES TO LIFE is very popular amongst youth and is an attempt to inspire them to stay away from suicide, drugs, alcohol and smoking.

Other albums to his name are : Ananda Tandava (Shiv Bhajans), Niranjani (devi bhajans) and Madhava (Krishna bhajans).

His latest album “Tere Aane Se” – a collection of soulful songs, has been released recently by H.H Sri Sri Ravishankarji in an event at the Art Of Living International Centre –Bangalore. More albums are under production and will be released soon.


On the academic front, Gautam has a Double Masters with M.Com and Master of Communication Studies Degrees under his belt. He specializes in Television Production and has had a stint with Sony Entertainment Television as an on-air promo producer for various serials like Movers and Shakers, CATS, Tujhpe Dil Kurbaan, Heena etc. He is also a visiting faculty at the Faculty of Journalism (MS University) where he teaches Media Management and Radio Production.

Aarohi Music Academy

For the past 10 years now, Gautam runs his own music academy in Vadodara where students are trained in classical/light music and instrumental music as well by accomplished faculty members. Regular Voice/Speech Culture Workshops are also held, which is an exclusive feature of the academy.

The Spritual Journey

For the past 9 years the group has also been performing bhajan concerts specially for the Art of Living Foundation (founded by H.H Sri Sri Ravishankar ). Gautam is on the Sumeru Sandhya panel of singers of the Foundation.

Gautam Dabir is also the pioneer of the “Youth Concert for Peace” which is a special spiritual concert tailored for the youth. His band performs selected bhajans /songs /sufi songs with a fusion touch. This makes it very attractive for youngsters and they keep asking for more. The basic aim is to inspire youth to come closer to our rich cultural heritage and at the same time broaden their vision - for the world around us is constantly changing. “Let’s Move Ahead Together” is the key slogan.


Ms. Anupa, is a versatile singer specially in Garba and Sugam Sangeet with a rich experience of 20 years and more. She has learned classical singing from renowned singers Smt. Piyuben Sarkhel and Shri Hemant Kothari. She is adapted to a variety of singing like Garba, Sugam Sangeet, Lagna Geet, Light Music, Bhajans and Film Songs. She has a proficiency in singing in Gujarati, Hindi, Sanskrit and Orea languages. She stood first in Sangeet Visharad in the North Indian Classical Vocal and Sangeet Alankar from Gujarat Sangeet Nritya Natya Academy - Gandhinagar, 1997.


The classical music maestro from Vadodara is all set to lend his soulful touch to the VNF Navratri 2016. He has taken his classical music training from Shri Raju Gosai, Shri Deepak Kshirsagar, Shri Rajesh Kelkar and Shri Bharat Mahant. Shyam inherited music from his father, a well-known folk singer from Saurashtra. A gold medallist from Music College of Vadodara, Shyam truly adds a golden touch to music.

With many awards and accolades to his credit such as being 3 times winner of Open Gujarat Film Songs competition, winning first position at the MSU classical vocal competition. In 2015, he also starred in the famous reality show of India television, ‘THE VOICE’. A versatile singer, a music teacher at Amrut Vidyalaya, Kalol, and with credits of performing at the Rashtrapati Bhavan with music college troup; Shyam Ghediya is all set to cast his musical spell at the VNF 2016.


More than just a profession, music is Seema’s biggest passion. With a diploma and degree in vocal (classical) from college of performing arts MSU, she has been trained under the guidance of guru Pandit Lakshmikant Bapatji and Pandit Dwarkanath Bhosleji.

Seema has been awarded Pandit Omkarnathji gold medal in bachelors. She has been performing Garba since last 25 years famously known as Chokshi sisters. Having performed at famous Garba venues such as Archie, United way of Baroda, Sandesh garba at Ambalal Park, she will now lend her magic at the VNF 2016. At present working with the Bank of Baroda she has represented BOB in many inter-zonal and interbank competitions and has been awarded at several occasions.

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The Cultural Capital of Gujarat

A city known for its passion for art and culture, Vadodara has been a city that has opened up commercial as well as artistic avenues with an equal fervour. It is through the vision of the royal family of Gaekwads that the city has always propagated academic activities, artistic abilities and business acumen since decades, to be reckoned as the cultural capital of Gujarat.

The city has an illustrious history of art and architecture, which is evident in the key landmarks of the city, be it the dome of Maharaja Sayajirao University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Performing Arts, Champaner and the popular Laxmi Vilas Palace. The city was hence conferred with the title of ‘Kala Nagari’, owing to its distinct architecture and awe-inspiring art.

Since decades, Vadodara has been host to varied artists from across the globe. Each performance and rendition has been appreciated with the zest of an ardent fan, following them up with encores. The paintings of Raja Ravi Varma at the Vadodara Museum are testimony to the fact that the city has always encouraged artists and showcased their talents worldwide.

The Faculty of Fine Arts, Music College and Performing Arts are one of the most popular educational destinations for budding artists across the world. The city has interesting motley of cultures, predominantly Gujaratis and Maharashtrians, which makes it unique and close to its roots. Vadodara’s Navratri is an event that defines the city, reflecting the proverbial proclamation of ‘See it to believe it’.

Be it traditional dance, handicrafts, paintings, dramatics, or music, art is deeply ingrained in Vadodara’s core ethos, which aptly makes it the cultural capital of Gujarat.

Participant Registration

Category Amount (Rs.)
Season Female Performer 100
Season Male Performer 2100
Season Male Student Performer 1600
3-Day Weekend 7th to 9th (Fri-Sun) Male Performer 1300
1st to 6th Male Performer 1200
Daily Male Performer 500

* All processing charges additional to be paid by donor / performer

Viewer Passes

Daily Viewer Passes

Category 1st - 6th October
Amount (Rs.)
7th - 10th October
Amount (Rs.)
Silver 200 300
Gold 400 500
Diamond 500 600
Platinum 600 750
Elite 750 900

10 Days Viewer Passes

Category Amount (Rs.)
Silver 2000
Gold 3500
Diamond 4500
Platinum 5500
Elite 7500


Category Deliverables Amount (Rs.)
Emerald 10 Elite, 10 Platinum, 5 Regular Car Parking 100000
Topaz 7 Elite, 7 Platinum, 3 Regular Car Parking 75000
Sapphire 5 Elite, 6 Platinum, 2 Regular Car Parking 50000
Ruby 2 Elite, 3 Platinum, 1 Regular Car Parking 25000
Quartz 2 Elite, 1 Platinum, 1 Regular Car Parking 15000

Couple Aarti Daily Donation Passes

Dates Amount (Rs.)
1st - 6th Oct 20000
7th - 10th Oct 25000
* Max. 10 couple passes per day
* 4 Nos. Aarti Arena Viewers' Passes for 1 Day
* 2 Nos Platium Seasons Pass


Premium Sponsorship

Sponsorship Category Sponsorship Amount (Rs.) Deliverables
Main Sponsor 50 Lacs • 500 seats in special pavilion
• 10 hoardings (size 10'x 20') at VNF venue
• 10 repetitions of video not exceeding 45 seconds each
• Prominent mentions on venue public address system
• Branding on VNF online media
• Logo at gates and selected signage
Associate Sponsor 25 Lacs • 300 seats in special pavilion
• 6 hoardings (size 10'x 20') at VNF venue
• 6 repetitions of video not exceeding 45 seconds each
• Prominent mentions on venue public address system
• Branding on VNF online media
• Logo at gates and selected signage
• Logo in all advertising, promotional material and collaterals

10 Day Pavilion Sponsorship

Sponsorship Category Sponsorship Amount (Rs.) Deliverables
Platinum Pavilion Sponsor 35 Lacs Exclusive pavilion with 500-seating capacity, with prominent branding of 10 days of the event. Mentions on VNF online media
Diamond Pavilion Sponsor 20 Lacs Exclusive pavilion with 250-seating capacity, with prominent branding of 10 days of the event. Mentions on VNF online media
Gold Pavilion Sponsor 10 Lacs Exclusive Pavilion with 100-seating capacity, with prominent branding of 10 days of the event. Mentions on VNF online media
Silver Pavilion Sponsor 5 Lacs Exclusive Pavilion with 50-seating capacity, with prominent branding of 10 days of the event. Mentions on VNF online media

Branding Opportunities at the Venue

Category Amount (Rs.)
Hoarding size 10'x 20' at prominent spot 1.5 Lacs
Gate Branding (In specific sizes) 3 Lacs

Prizes & Sponsorships

Prize Age Group
Best Male and Female Dancer 12-16 years
Best Male and Female Dancer 17-21 years
Best Male and Female Dancer 22-35 years
Best Male and Female Dancer 36-50 years
Best Male and Female Dancer 50+ years
Best Dressed Male and Female Dancer  
Best Dancer Group  
Best Dancer Male and Female from Brand Ambassador  
15 Prizes Daily  
150 Prizes for 10 Days  
4 Mega Prizes for the Final Day  

Single prizes worth Rs. 2500-5000 – Multiple prizes sponsorship also available

• Ground announcements
• Passes worth 50% of total sponsorship value
• Mention on VNF website

Total prize worth Rs. 25,000, 50,000, 75,000 and 1,00,000

• Ground announcements
• Passes worth 50% of total sponsorship value
• Mention on VNF digital media and one day Aarti pass

Total prize worth above Rs. 2,50,000

• Ground announcements
• Passes worth 50% of total sponsorship value
• Mention on VNF digital media
• Season VIP parking pass
• On gorund hoarding of 10’x20’ and one day Aarti pass


• Each Prize value not less than Rs 2500
• No Discount Vouchers
• Vouchers and git Articles to be submitted to VNF office by 20th Sept 2016

Contact Us

Essen House, 5/9-10, B.I.D.C., Gorwa, Vadodara, Gujarat 390016

Office: +919099900713, +919099900714


Funds raised through this event shall be donated to the Vadodara Safe City Trust. So join us in our initiative to make Vadodara a safer city.

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