Swarnim Navratri Mahotsav, the official Navratri festival of the Government of Gujarat, is the longest dance festival of the world-Navratri Festival. Swarnim Navratri 2010 has begun on October 8th and ends on 16th October. The venue of this garba festival is GMDC ground, Ahmedabad. This event is organized by Gujarat Industries Navratri Festival Society.
More than 300 artists performed the cultural mega event – Navrayani Namostute, which marked the grand opening of Swarnim Navratri. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr Narendra Modi inaugurated the Swarnim Navratri festival by lighting the auspicious Deepmala.