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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Print this article Print all chandtika for this topic Cite this article. According to him there are four are basic positions of the feet Stambha Pada SamapadaKumhhapada AyatamandalapadaDhanupada and Mahapada. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. In fact, the costume prescribed as such in Abhinqya Chandrika is followed by the Maharis or the Devadasis of the Jagnnath Temple.

Folk Dances of Maharashtra Folk Dances of Maharashtra are popular and performed during various religious festivals as well as other festive occasions. Please Email the Editor. The main difference was in presentation as the maharis used to present a long piece of dance, which included abhinaya and ended with dhandrika nrityam.

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There was only the pakhawaj and abhinata for accompaniment, even though sculptures show the traditional importance of the veena and venu. This article is closed for comments.

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According to the scholars, the Odissi dance of today has banked heavily on this text. Kothari, Sunil, and Avinash Pasricha. Mallika Sarabhai Mallika Sarabhai, a performer and social activist of many talents, is renowned Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dancer.

She is an activist and Indian classical dancer from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The author has vividly described the Pada Mudras of the Odissi dance.


Reviving Odissi with a focus on the classical

Folk Dances of Kashmir The traditional folk dance of Kashmir abjinaya the rustic vigour and the culture of the people living there. Odissi dance was performed only for the gods in the inner sanctum sanctorum at the Jagannath temple in Puri.

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.

These positions impart a sculpturesque beauty to Odissi dance. 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. A pure-dance piece called Khandi gleaned from the gotipua tradition and certain tihai -s were incorporated into the evolving Odissi performance repertoire.

Slowly, from the fifties onwards, the violin, flute, veena, and other instruments were introduced. Printable version Jan 1, 1: It appears much like mobile sculpture.

Reviving Odissi with a focus on the classical – The Hindu

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 vital tradition of Odissi dance was then flourishing.

The Anantavasudev temple of the thirteenth century also points to the practice of dedicating mahari s to Hindu temples. Modern Language Association http: The gotipuas would sing as they danced and the singer only provided backup in terms of repeating the lines sung. The Abhinakayka Chandrika is one of the earliest and most authentic treatises on Odissi dance.

Odissi dance has a striking sculptural quality. Thus Odissi has evolved as a dance form nurtured in Hindu temples by the mahari s, in royal courts by the court dancers, and outside the temples for public enjoyment as well. The first two verses are in praise of Ganapati and Lord Jagannath.


Abhinayaka is chandriika ancient Indian treatise on Odissi dance. He also provided a glimpse of a gotipua piece he had learnt while young.

Folk Dances of Gujarat Folk dances of Gujarat are colourful, vibrant and energetic in general and they include famous dance forms like Garba, Dandiya, Bhavai and Tippani dance. Sculptural evidence dating to the first century b.

Dance Forms: Odissi

Indian Classical Dance Art. The ornaments of the Maharis of today bear the influence of the Abbinaya. Outside the temple, gotipua dancers, boys dressed as girls, later danced on festive occasions like Chandan Jatra and Jhulan Jatra.

They worked out a repertoire of bhumi pranam, batu, pallavi, abhinaya, and mokshaincorporating pure dance in the first three numbers, expressive dance in abhinaya numbers, and using Oriya songs by modern poets and poems from the Gita Govinda. Odissi had declined under British rule, and because of its disreputable social status, girls from good families were not allowed to study the dance.

The ornaments prescribed in the Cchandrika Chandrika are all traditional and most of them are represented in the temple sculpture of Orissa. Recently Updated Articles in Indian Dances. He has described twenty eight Hasta Mudras. Its basic stance is called chauka the square position ; other positions are the abhanga two sbhinaya twiststhe tribhanga three body twistsand the atibhanga many body twists.

Other things which find mention in the text are Sapta Tandava of Lord Shivadances of different regions, folk dances of Orissa, Bhumis, Charis, Karakshetras, Mukharagas etc. Odisi dancers at the lec-dem by Madhumita Raut. Abuinaya dance was nurtured both in Hindu temples and at the royal court.