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Kathak Posted by on Mar 24, 2014

Kathak (कथक) is one of the eight officially sanctioned classical  (शास्त्रीय – Shastriya) dance forms of India. Kathak is derived from the Sanskrit word katha (कथा) meaning story, and katthaka in Sanskrit means he who tells a story, or to do with stories. In ancient time,  the professional story-tellers called Kathakas used to tell story from Indian…

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Bharata Natyam Posted by on Oct 21, 2013

India offers a variety of classical dance and Bharata Natyam is one of them. Origins of this classical (शास्त्रीय – Shastriy) dance form dates back to 4th or 3rd century B.C. and find the first reference (संदर्भ – Sandarbh) in ancient Indian treatise (आलेख – Aalekh) called Natya Shastra. It is the most popular dance…

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Khajuraho Dance Festival Posted by on Feb 29, 2012

Khajuraho (खजुराहो) also known as “Kharjuravāhaka”), is derived from the Sanskrit words kharjura = date palm and vāhaka = “one who carries”. It is a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh which is located about 620 kilometres southeast of New Delhi, the capital city of India. The location is very famous for the…

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Indian Dances Posted by on Sep 7, 2010

Dance is an important mechanism for a people to express themselves. Whoever thought that India is one homogenous society is wrong! There are different regions of India, and depending on the region, the dance differs as well. The Manipuri Dance comes from Manipur. Manipur is a northeastern state of India. The dances are graceful and…

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