Abhinaya Chandrika. Front Cover. Maheswara Mahapatra QR code for Abhinaya Chandrika. Title, Abhinaya Chandrika. Author, Maheswara Mahapatra. Page from the book Abhinaya Chandrika by Maheshwar Mohapatra – Edited and Translated by Dhirendra Nath Pattnaik. Sangeeta Kaumudi and Abhinaya Chandrika were the two early works which were written during the 15th century and all other works were mostly written.

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He has described twenty eight Hasta Mudras.

There was only the pakhawaj and manjira for accompaniment, even though sculptures show the traditional importance of the veena and venu. This was then separated into the current framework of mangalacharanbatu, pallavi, abhinaya and moksha.

Dance Forms: Odissi |

According to the scholars, the Odissi dance of today has banked heavily on this text. Odisi dancers at the lec-dem by Madhumita Raut. Innumerable Orissa temples, built over several centuries and adorned with prolific dance sculptures, serve as a veritable lexicon of dance, culminating in the thirteenth-century Konarak temple with its natamandapaor dance hall—which suggests that a chancrika tradition of Odissi dance was then flourishing.

This text contains verses. The demonstration touched upon the mudras used by the gotipuas which do not find a place in the shastrasthe mudras from the Abhinaya Darpana which are named differently and the fact abhinayaa the maharis used the pataka mudra extensively.

The gotipuas would sing as they danced and the singer only provided backup in terms of repeating the lines sung. According to him there are four are basic positions of the feet Stambha Pada SamapadaKumhhapada AyatamandalapadaDhanupada cchandrika Mahapada. A pure-dance piece called Khandi gleaned from the gotipua tradition and certain tihai -s were incorporated into the evolving Odissi performance repertoire.


The ornaments of the Maharis of today bear the influence of the South. Printable version Jan 1, 1: She is an activist and Indian classical dancer from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

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Please Email the Editor. Other things which find mention in the text are Sapta Tandava of Lord Shivadances of different regions, folk dances of Orissa, Xbhinaya, Charis, Karakshetras, Mukharagas etc. Odissi dance has a striking sculptural quality. The first two verses are in praise of Ganapati and Lord Jagannath.

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The verses in the famous treatise of Abhinaya Chandrika say that Lord Shiva taught the ancient art of dancing to his son Lord Ganesha and Ganesha to Rambhathe gem among the Apsaras who in turn taught it to the sage Bharata Muni. December 28, Tulsi Badrinath December 28, Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia.

Folk Dances of Maharashtra Folk Dances of Maharashtra are popular and performed during various religious abbhinaya as well as other festive occasions. This text is most significant among the ancient treatises on the performing arts as it gives a detailed description of Tala, costume, ornaments and make-up in Odissi dance.


These positions impart a sculpturesque beauty to Odissi dance. Modern Language Association http: He goes on to give a abhhinaya description of the Bandhas acrobatic poses of Bandha Nrutya.

Reviving Odissi with a focus on the classical

Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Indian Dancers Indian dancers liven up the Indian Dance performance with their presentation and expanded each dance with their contribution.

Its basic stance is called chauka the square position ; other positions are the abhanga two body twiststhe tribhanga three body twistsand the atibhanga many body twists.

They have outstanding contribution in popularising the different forms of dances. He also provided cnandrika glimpse of a gotipua piece he had learnt while young. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Mallika Sarabhai Mallika Sarabhai, a performer and social activist of many talents, is renowned Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dancer. Folk Dances of Kashmir The traditional folk dance of Kashmir reflects the rustic vigour and the culture of the people living there.