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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He also provided a glimpse of a gotipua piece he had learnt while young. Kothari, Sunil, and Avinash Pasricha. Abhinayaka is an ancient Indian treatise on Odissi dance.

Abhinaya Chandrika

A pure-dance piece called Khandi gleaned from the gotipua tradition and certain tihai -s were incorporated into the evolving Odissi performance repertoire. Indian Dancers Indian dancers liven up the Indian Dance performance with their presentation and expanded each dance with their contribution.

Odissi dance was nurtured both in Hindu temples and at the royal court. Folk Dances of Maharashtra Folk Dances of Maharashtra are popular and performed during various religious festivals as well as other candrika occasions. This article is closed for comments. Gotipua dancers also performed bandha nritya acrobatic feats.

It appears much like mobile sculpture.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or abhimaya, Encyclopedia. According to him there are four are basic positions of the feet Stambha Pada SamapadaKumhhapada AyatamandalapadaDhanupada and Mahapada. Home International Encyclopedias almanacs transcripts and maps Dance Forms: The ornaments of the Maharis of today bear the influence of the South.

This text contains verses. The author of Abhinaya Chandrika has described only sixteen Mudras with different names. December 28, The ornaments prescribed in the Abhinaya Chandrika are all traditional and most of them are represented in the temple sculpture of Orissa. 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.


These positions impart a sculpturesque beauty to Odissi dance. Recently Updated Articles in Indian Chadnrika. This text xhandrika 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.

Please Email the Editor. Odissi had declined abhunaya British rule, and because of its disreputable social status, girls from good families were not allowed to study the dance.

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Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. He has described cuandrika eight Hasta Mudras. They have outstanding contribution in popularising the different forms of dances. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.

His daughter Madhumita Raut, who conducted the lecture demonstration, took the audience on a tour of the different type of pada-bheda, pada chari, bhramari, bhangi starting with the very basic of Odissi positions, the chowka and tribhangi. Sculptural evidence dating to the first century b. Outside the temple, gotipua dancers, boys dressed as girls, later chandria on festive occasions like Chandan Jatra and Jhulan Jatra.

Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. Slowly, from the fifties onwards, the violin, flute, veena, and other instruments were introduced.

Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. The main difference was in presentation as the maharis used to present a long piece of dance, which included abhinaya and ended with ananda nrityam. According to the scholars, the Odissi dance of today has banked heavily on this text. Cite bahinaya article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. The Anantavasudev temple of the thirteenth century also points to the practice of dedicating mahari s to Hindu temples.

Printable version Jan 1, 1: In fact, the costume prescribed as such in Abhinaya Chandrika is followed by the Maharis or the Devadasis of the Jagnnath Temple. Folk Dances of Kashmir The cuandrika folk dance of Kashmir reflects the rustic vigour and the culture of the people living there. Till the 18th verse, the author gives an account of Nrutya Prasansa and then he describes the origin of Odissi dance.


The author has vividly described the Pada Mudras of the Odissi dance. 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.

Abhinaya Chandrika, an ancient text on Odissi, abhinayaa with the mudras and techniques of this dance form.

Abhinaya Chandrikā – Oxford Reference

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. Indian Classical Dance Art. Its basic stance is called chauka the square position ; other positions are cgandrika abhanga two body twiststhe tribhanga three body twistsand the atibhanga many body twists.

He goes on to give a detailed description of the Bandhas acrobatic poses of Bandha Nrutya.

There was only the pakhawaj and manjira for accompaniment, even though sculptures show the traditional importance of the veena chandrkia venu. 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.

The demonstration touched upon the mudras used by the gotipuas which do not find a place in the shastrasthe mudras from the Abhinaya Chandriika which are named differently and the fact that the maharis used the pataka mudra extensively. This was then separated into the current framework of mangalacharanbatu, pallavi, abhinaya and moksha. Mallika Sarabhai Mallika Sarabhai, a performer and social activist of many talents, is renowned Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam chandroka.