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Rufi malik
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Dance reflect the culture of the society.How the dance forms origineted It is not merely an entertaiment but also have some religious ritualistic functions too.Shall we discuss about it...........

Posted On : 05/05/09 1:23:35 AM

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Indravadan Modi
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Since ages, through centuries the dances are indicated as a medium of worship and expression of emotions in India. So i completely agree woth your point that dance did not originate as a mere form of entertainment. But the religious significance of dance cannot be denied. Religious element always played a vital role in dancing. In ancient India, Shaivite tradition of dance originated on the belief and worship of Lord Shiva, the lord of dance. Furthermore, it is believed that Shiva s consort have performed dance in her manifestations as Kali and many other forms. Each of her dance form represents a particular bhava . Indian dances have implemented these forms and characteristics.

Posted On : 05/05/09 5:10:04 AM

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Maniam PS
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I believe that the dances were originally a form or movement of appeasement to the Gods which through the ages were slowly perfected and developed into an art form. May be, after this dances became an art form, they were also used as a form of entertainment.

Posted On : 05/05/09 9:54:48 PM

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Ragamala Chakraborty
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Bharata s Natya Shastra explain the emergence of this divine art in his treatise. to quote Bharata Muni .. When the world had become steeped in greed and desire, in jealousy and anger, in pleasure and pain, Bramha, the Supreme one was asked by the people to create an amusement which could be seen and heard by all, for the Scriptures being learned and ambiguous, were not enjoyed by the masses . .. and thus the dance was created. The Indian dance is one of the oldest art that has been through a steady development for nearly two thousand years.

Posted On : 05/05/09 11:46:39 PM

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Chetan Juneja
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hello everybody... i want to share a very interesting information about the origin of dance... In Vishnu Dharmotarpuran Markandeye saint told devotee Vajra about the invention of dance. Which is known as Nrittsutram as a whole.It is said that Lord Shiva, The cosmic dancer is the inventor of Dance. He dances on every evening. All the Devta takes part in the dance recital by accompanying it. Brahma gives Taal, Vishnu plays Mridang Goddess Saraswati plays Veena, Sun and Moon Plays flute, All the Apsara and Kinners plays musical notes, Nandi plays Damru, Bhringi plays Maadal and Naarad sings.

Posted On : 05/11/09 3:01:32 AM

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