Hi guys! Posting my first topic here, hope you guys will join in. Well, recently I've been thinking about this whole concept about what Bhakti Natya actually is. There is a bharatanatyam teacher that my mom called and asked if I could join her lessons. She said she teaches Bhakti Natya. I did not have a single clue as to what that was. The only bharatanatyam classes I had attended were from the class of Kalakshetra, the most common type of bharatanatyam.
And so I started researching. I typed Bhakti Natya and found all sorts of articles related to various things in Hinduism but nothing concerning bharatanatyam. Then I added the word bharatanatyam and came across an article on Natya Yoga. It described bharatanatyam in great detail, like explaining the three types of dance: Nritha, or dance, Natya, or acting, and Nrithya, a combination of both. Did you guys know that bharatanatyam is actually from the Vedas? It is a part of the fifth Veda, Natyaveda, created by Lord Brahma for the enjoyment of mankind.
Natya Yoga uses elements of Yoga and dance to teach bhakti.
And I guess that's why it is such a big deal in ISKON. And they also perform
pieces on hindu stories, especially Krishna. Well what do you guys think about
it? Is it surprising that dance is such a big part of Hinduism or not?
Here's the link to the site. It also is marketing their DVDs so I found that a little disheartening because it said the information would be fully explained only if I buy the set. (If you notice, the page is decorated with pictures of famous bharatanatyam dancers like Harini Jeevitha).
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