Natyanjali Dance Festival | Dance Festival Tamil Nadu
Dance Festival Tamil Nadu
South India Dance Festivals - Tamil Nadu is the place of rich culture and traditions. In this state of south India dance and music performances are seen in their ecstatic state.
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There are various festivals like Pongal, Music and Dance Festival, Kavadi festival and others which are observed in connection with religion.
However, Natyanjali Dance Festival is one which is attributed a high rank among others.
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Natyanjali Dance Festival Tamil nadu commences from the day of Mahashivaratri. This festival spans for 5 days. It is celebrated in the Chidambaram Shiva temple.
Chidambaram is located along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It is 75 kms south of Pondicherry.
According to Hindu mythology Lord Nataraja is the lord of dances and is considered to be the cosmic dancerAnd this festival is held to pay tribute to the cosmic dancer
. To say it so, this festival is an opportunity for all dancers from India to take part and pay their tribute to holy lord of dances.
Natyanjali Dance Festival brings the eminent dancers of India together on the one and single platform. It is held in the month of February and March.
It is performed at the 'Prakara' of the temple. All the dancers, full of intense happiness and devotion, with their reminiscent abhinaya, offer their dance to the great deity, Lord Nataraja.
Natyanjali Dance Festival is collectively organized by The Department of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu, The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and The Natyanjali Trust, Chidambaram.
The main motive behind organizing this festival at large scale is that it helps in promoting a universal message of 'Unity in Diversity' inherent in the universal language of music and dance.
Festivals have great value in Chidambaram. The Natyanjali festival dedicated to the Cosmic Dancer (Lord Shiva) is celebrated every year during February-March.
Lord Nataraja, according to Hindu mythology is the cosmic dancer. He is also called "the Lord of Dances".
Natyanjali festival opens on the auspicious occasion of the Maha Shivaratri day and of course in the right kind of venue - the 'Prakara' of the Chidambaram temple. The magnificent temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
Built a thousand years ago, provides a beautiful backdrop for the event. The setting is truly divine-Chidambaram's gold-roofed temple, with pillars depicting Lord Nataraja in 108 poses from Bharatanatyam - Tamil Nadu's classical dance.
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