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Mohiniyattam
Mohiniyattam

Drishti Patel
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Mohiniyattam is one of the classical dances of India. I don t have much idea about this dance form. Can anybody brief me about this dance form, its origin and its present popularity?

Posted On : 11/08/17 4:30:39 AM

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Shreya Shetty
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The term Mohiniyattam comes from the words `Mohini` meaning a woman who enchants onlookers and `attam` meaning graceful and sensuous body movements. Hence the word `Mohiniyattam` literally means `dance of the enchantress`.

Posted On : 11/10/17 12:32:04 AM

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Rasika Chopra
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According to legend, it says that Lord Vishnu took the form of `Mohini` to entice the Asuras (demons). During the churning of the ocean, the Asuras rushed towards the bowl of nectar, then Vishnu appeared in the feminine form of `Mohini` to entice the Asuras and took the bowl away.

Posted On : 11/14/17 4:43:39 AM

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Poonam Malhotra
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What are the names of the different types of ornaments used in this dance form?

Posted On : 11/22/17 3:54:10 AM

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Posted By : Poonam Malhotra   Posted On : 11/22/17 3:54:10 AM  Go

What are the names of the different types of ornaments used in this dance form?..


Mohiniyattam jewellery set consists of necklaces, `vanki` (armband), `oddiyanam` (waistband), `Nath Bullaku` (nose stud) and `jimikki` (swinging ear ornaments).

Posted On : 12/12/17 4:15:42 AM

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Poonam Malhotra
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What is the name of the costume of the dancers?

Posted On : 12/26/17 3:56:01 AM

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