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Chetan Juneja
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With time Indian dance has gained its contour.. Can anyone tell me has religion played any part in delineating any kind of dance form in India?

Posted On : 05/11/09 3:06:23 AM

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Indravadan Modi
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Chetan, historically and socially dance in India evolved from religious concept. Gods were then looked upon as the creators and experts in Natya. The well-known myth explains that the origin of Religious dance is the result of Brahma s meditation on the four Vedas. Natya Shastra is attributed to Bharata Muni, and it says that the Lord of the dance, Shiva taught dance to his disciple Tandu and he in turn taught dance to others on earth. Of course there is the mention of Lasya, the dance taught by Parvati to Usha, the Apsara s dance in the Devaloka. However, one cannot forget the contribution of the Devadasis and Maharis and other women dedicated to the art of Dance in the field of its existence, growth and continuation. Devadasi dance also originated in the temples

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Maniam PS
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Chetan, I believe that religion is the source where the dance came from. The dance must have been created to appease the Gods. May the dance forms may have been crude in the beginning but perfected over time to what we have today.

Posted On : 06/28/09 8:00:16 PM

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