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October 22, 2004

Valdosta - Hundreds of Indians are gathering in South Georgia this weekend. They're celebrating the Navatri (Na-va-tri) holiday.

Its a 9-day religious festival to honor a Hindu Goddess. More than 400 Indians will take part in a dance and dinner tonight at Mathis City Auditorium in Valdosta.

"It's a religious function and more of the cultural function. We want our kids to know what our kids to know what our cultural values are," said Vijay Patel.

The dinner and dances are tonight, tomorrow and Sunday night beginning at 8:00.

Posted at 4:45pm by armen@walb.com