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Navrasa-the nine emotions in Indian Classical dance
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Navrasa: Make Your Dance Steps Speak with the Navrasa!

As a young girl of 13, my first tryst with the Navrasa was at a Kathakali performance in the south Indian state of Kerala. The demonstration of these nine emotions was a delight to behold. Therefore, one cannot deny the charm of these expressions which form an important part of Indian classical dance forms. Literally, […]

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Bharatanatyam Varnams
Bharatanatyam

Bharatanatyam Varnams – The complete guide

What are Varnams? Varnams are considered to be a composition from the Carnatic music of South India and consists of small metric pieces of musical compositions. This becomes a central part of the most important part of ragas. Varnam tends to hold the bhava in a raga and one of the most significant parts of […]

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