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Odissi Performance by Kum Jyothirmayee Patnaik, Banglore

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Introduction of Odissi

365telugu.com online news, December 1,Hyderabad: Odissi is one of the pre-eminent classical dance forms of India which originated in the Hindu temples of the eastern coastal state of Odisha in India. Its theoretical base trace back to ‘Natya Shastra’, the ancient Sanskrit Hindu text on the performing arts. Age-old tradition of Odissi is manifested from Odisha Hindu temples and various sites of archaeological significance that are associated with Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, the sculptures of which adorn dance postures of this art form. A form of illustrative anecdote of mythical and religious stories, devotional poems and spiritual ideas emoted by dancer with excellent body movements, expressions, impressive gestures and sign languages, its performance repertoire includes invocation, nrita, nritya, natya, and moksha. This dance form includes themes from Vaishnavism and others associated with Hindu gods and goddesses like Shiva, Surya and Shakti.


  1. Pallavi (pure Dance)

                    Pallavi means elaboration, an exposition not only of the dance but also of the music, that accompanies it. The graceful and lyrical movement of the dancer’s form is supported by intricate rhythm pattern of exceptional beauty.

Pallavi always named according to the raga, it’s based on.

Today K. Jyotirmayee Pattnaik is going to perform Kirwani Pallavi.

Raga- Kirwani

Taal – Khemata Tala

Dance choreographed by – Late Padmabibhusan Guru Kelu charan Mohapatra

Music Composition – Late Pandit Bhubaneswar Mishra

2.Madhurastaka (Abhinaya)

              Madhurastaka a Traditional Sanskrit composition that glorifies the beauty of lord Krishna. The poet propounds Krishna as the paragon of sweetness and hence gives him the epithet “ Madhupati ” . Krishna embodies madhurya, through his acts and gestures, his words and his flute, his clothes and his playfulness. His madhurya or sweet love is richly shared with gopis of vindavan. Krishna inflamed the desire of the individuated soul for union with the Divine.

Dance choreographed by – Late Padmabibhusan Guru Kelu charan Mohapatra

Music Composition – Late Pandit Bhubaneswar Mishra

Bharatnatyam Performance By the students of Smt. Nalla Ramadevi Garu

Sri vari padalu bharatanatyam dance Academy, West Maredpally 

Guru Smt Nalla Rama devi 

1 st item 

 Pushpanjali   is an offering of flowers to Indian Gods. Pushpanjali is the first dance in a Bharatha Natyam performance. It is the salutation to the lord of dance Nataraja, the Guru, the musicians and the audience.

Ragam Amruthavarshini ADI talam

Singer TV Srinivas 

Composer Bangalore T Srinivas garu

Song Choreographed by me (Rama Devi Nalla)

2.Mallari :Mallaris, come in varied forms and thalams, and are generally set to ragam Gambeera Nattai. There is no sahithyam or lyrics in a mallari.

The thavil artiste begins the allarippu ‘thom thom tha thom thom tha, kuntha kunthakum, kuntha kunthakum. Then the nagaswaram artiste renders the ragam Gambeera Nattai elaborately and plays sorkattus beginning in madyama kaalam, gradually increasing the tempo into duritha kaalam and subsequently reduce the tempo to vilambam.


Jathiswaram -“Jathiswaram” is a pure dance presentation, devoid of any abhinaya (emotions), in which, intricate sequences are fused with repetitive musical notes. The dance deals with the execution of adavus (basic steps) and mudras (hand gestures), combined in definite 

Saveri ragam ADI Talam

Song Choreographed by guru smt  (Rama Devi Nalla)