(Nandikeswara’s Abhinaya Darpana)
Our Rishis of yore visualized the Cosmic motion as the Creator’s Dance; From a tiny atom to a gigantic planet, all are moving with a rhythm; From a baby’s tumbling gait to a Peacock’s scintillating play, all are dancing with a cadence; Every step every beat of every being is resonating to the tunes of nature. The wonderful science of dancing art swayed from the ecstatic hearts of those great souls into a blissful “Natya sastra”
Indian science of dancing art is a classical gift of Bharatha Muni’s treatise “Natya Sastra”; it evolved from the “Gandharva Veda”, which is an Upaveda of Samaveda. This book was supposed to have been written during the fifth century BC. It contains thirty-six chapters.
Indian Dance Forms
- Bharat Natyam
- Kuchipudi Natyam
- Mohini Attam
- Yaksha ganam