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सूर्य देव पर हिंदी बाल-कविता: अंधियारे से डरना कैसा

सूर्य देव पर हिंदी बाल-कविता: अंधियारे से डरना कैसा

अम्मा बोली – सूरज बेटे, जल्दी से उठ जाओ। धरती के सब लोग सो रहे, जाकर उन्हें उठाओ। मुर्गे थककर हार गये हैं, कब से चिल्ला चिल्ला। निकल घोंसलों से गौरैयां, मचा रहीं हैं हल्ला। तारों ने मुँह फेर लिया है, तुम मुंह धोकर जाओ। पूरब के पर्वत की चाहत, तुम्हें गोद में ले लें। सागर की लहरों की इच्छा, …

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Khajuraho Dance Festival

Khajuraho Dance Festival

Khajuraho Dance Festival – Once the religious capital of Chandela dynasty, one of the powerful Rajput dynasties of Central India, Khajuraho is now famous for it’s enchanting temples and it’s legendary Khajuraho dance festival. The week- long festival of classical dances is held every year in February/March against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificently lit temples. This cultural festival highlights …

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Konark Dance Festival

Konark Dance Festival

Type: Dance & Music Duration: February 19 –  23 Location: Konark, Orissa Konark Dance Festival — The sun temple in Konark is famed as a world heritage site. The exquisite ‘Natyamandir’ or the ‘dancing hall’ of this 700-year old shrine is an architectural wonder with well-adorned sculptures in Odissi dance poses. Konark Dance Festival is held in December in the beautiful backdrop of the …

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Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival 2016

Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival 2016

The much-awaited 8th edition of the Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival 2016, organised by the Chandigarh Administration, is all set to provide unlimited entertainment. The festival will give an insight into the rich cultural heritage of the region through musical, literary and visual art presentations. The curtain rises on the mega cultural bonanza on October 6, which is Le Corbusier’s …

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Birju Maharaj – Biography, Early Life & Career

Birju Maharaj - Biography, Early Life & Career

Brijmohan Mishra popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj (born February 4, 1938) is currently the leading exponent of the Lucknow Kalka Bindadin gharana of Kathak dance in India. He is a descendant of the legendary Maharaj family of Kathak dancers, including his two uncles, Shambhu Maharaj and Lachhu Maharaj, and his father and guru, Acchan Maharaj. Even though dancing is …

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Anoushka Shankar to perform at Swami Haridas Tansen festival

Anoushka Shankar to perform at Swami Haridas Tansen festival

Come January and connoisseurs can look forward to some of the best names in performing arts and music in the capital. From sitarist Anoushka Shankar to maestro Shujaat Khan and Hindustani classical music veteran Chhannulal Mishra, the upcoming Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav is set to present the veterans. The three-day festival, to be held from January 8, 2016, …

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Dances Of India Coloring Pages

Dances of India coloring pages

Dances Of India Coloring Pages: Dance in India comprises the varied styles of dances in the country. As with other aspects of Indian culture, different forms of dances originated in different parts of India, developed according to the local traditions and also imbibed elements from other parts of the country. There are eight distinctive traditional dances as Indian classical dances – Bharatnatyam, Kathakali, …

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Malvika Iyer

Malvika Iyer

Malvika Iyer is the essence of courage and optimism. At 13, a freak accident caused her to lose both her hands and severely damaged her legs, raising serious doubts about whether she would ever walk again. But young Malvika braved the odds and emerged victorious. Today she is a dedicated social worker, a motivational speaker and model for accessible clothing …

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Chitra Visweswaran

Chitra Visweswaran is famed as one of the leading Bharatnatyam dancer of India. A competent performer, teacher and choreographer, she heads her own dance institution, ‘Chidambaram Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA)’, at Chennai. Chitra’s association with dance began early at the tender age of three from her own mother, Smt. Rukmini Padmanabhan, an excellent dancer herself. She took up Western …

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Mamallapuram Dance Festival

Mamallapuram Dance Festival — Once the ancient port of the Pallavas, Mamallapuram plays host to a vibrant festival of Dance. Exponents of Bharat Natyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak and Kathakali performed against the magnificent backdrop of the Pallava Rock Sculpture. Mamallapuram Dance Festival is organized during the months of January and February in the city of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu. This event …

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