Mathura, Famous Dancer of Thanjavur

Mathura (10th Century AD) was a beautiful dancer, chaste and a pious woman of Thanjavur, who was also a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva, and she lived during the period of the great king Sri Rajarajachola. Her parents were Maran and Veniyammal, and she lived as a spinster throughout her lifetime. She sacrificed most of […]

Krishnaattam (Krishnanattam) | Dance form to tell Krishna’s Story

Krishnaattam (Krishnanattam) is a form of dance and drama which tells the wonderful story of Lord Krishna, and it is based on the divine text, Krishnagiti, which was written by King Samoodiri Manaveda who ruled the kingdom of Calicut during the 17th Century AD. This play is highly appreciated by the people of Kerala still […]


Yakshagana is an ancient theatre art, which is performed in some states of Karnataka and Kerala. The performers of Yakshagana would combine dance, music and drama in a different form. It is believed that this type of art was started during the medieval period. Yakshagana performers would perform wonderful plays from Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavata […]

Kathakali, Dance form of Kerala

Kathakali is an ancient dance form, which is mostly practiced in Kerala, and this type of dance in mentioned in some of our holy texts of Hinduism. This dance would be mostly performed by male dance professionals by wearing rich costumes and nice face covers. Kathakali provides good entertainment to all types of people, irrespective […]

Bharatanatyam dancers

Bharatanatyam dance is a nice profession, and it is a favourite art of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva in the form of Nataraja used to perform Bharatanatyam dance in order to maintain peace and prosperity in the universe. This famous art form gives great entertainment to the viewers and also to the performers, since dancing is […]