To me DANCE is DIVINE- the Lord Nataraja is the LORD OF DANCE!
May be Bharatha Natya, kathakkali, kuchipudi and similar arts!
Unfortunate today’s dances are just physical not spiritual, artistic
Not appealing to the senses and spirit -appeals only to body!
Today Twenty Ninth April is International Dance Day a global
Celebration of dance, created by the Dance Committee of the
IInternational Theatre Institute, partner for the performing arts
Of UNESCO. The anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre
The creator of modern ballet. day is to encourage participation
And education in dance through events and festivals held all over the world.
Ancient art is dance- a great culture built it
Modern and medieval, eastern and western hit
In India revered as -natya kala -divinity
Lord Shiva in HIS dance- a part of trinity!
Kathakali of Kerala
Kuchipudi of Andhra Pradesh
Of the creations of the God among the birds chicken is beautiful
Alas! cruel man feels chicken is an ideal non-veg dish wonderful!
Chicken soup, chicken biryani at all times everywhere nice
Easy victim in the world is the lovely chicken for the dish with spice!
May fourteenth today is Dance Like A Chicken Day to enjoy and dance
Observed -a day to perform the “Chicken Dance” and not chickenery
A day for those Who like “Chicken Dance” an oom-pah song and
connected fad dance A contemporary dance throughout the Western world!
Song composed by accordion player Werner Thomas from Davos, Switzerland,
In nineteen fifties. name of original Swiss song was “Der Ententanz”
The Duck Dance.Let them dance but not kill and eat -poor creature
Let us allow them to happily roam, wake us up early morn its feature!
Poor chicken turned Biryani!!!!!!Sacrificing its precious life and freedom for satisfying the taste buds the cruel man!.
World is wide and vast! My history teacher in my school days
Used to say that Sikkim is tucked between India and Tibet
A wonderful people with their customs, traditions and culture
Though not big in size a lovely place blessed with Mother Nature!
Known for fluctuated ethnicities and inborn gatherings, with the Tamang people
A group of the greatest and far reaching of all. Sonam Lhochhar,
The most huge celebration of this socially rich group, the start of
The Tibetan New Year. praised with awesome ballyhoo and enthusiasm
Sans fail, men and ladies embellished in their bright and customary clothing in sum
Conceal men dancing to the cadenced thumps of damphu a conventional little round drum!
Tamang food is something constantly liked by the guests and voyagers
Arranging their trek to Sikkim during the festival.Great followers!
Capital of Sikkim Gangtok.
Millions of years old ‘way of living’ called Hinduism
In India- highly scientific, logical with no fanaticism
Has many rituals and celebrations to promote unity
And Oneness, harmony and peace , high Spirituality!
December twenty second this year is Arudhra Darshan
Celebrating ecstatic dance of Lord Shiva. the cosmic dance
Of Lord Shiva,by the Nataraja form. signifying
Golden red flame and Shiva performing the dance-this red-flamed light!.
Thiruvathirai- Arudhra Darisanam Hindu
“sacred big wave”, using universe was created by Lord Shiva
One hundred and thirty two trillion years ago!Annual
Festival celebrated in Makaram month Thiruvathira Star!
God -Almighty, Omniscient, Omnipresent has created the world
For human and animal beings-HIS creations to be happy, bold!
Man decided and created moments of joy and spread among all
One medium is FESTIVALS several times a year to enjoy tall!
Every country has its own names of festivals and the mode
Of celebrations! Young or old, rich or poor do enjoy their own
Way- with the resources at their command. V FESTIVAL is one
Special in United Kingdom-Rock and Pop Music Festival!
They bring a star-studded lineup to Essex’s Hylands Park and to
Weston Park in Stafford-shire every August!The big hitters
On the festival circuit, V Festival’s pulling power is huge
Festival this year to attract biggest stars, all in one place!
Cosmic dance of Lord Shiva is Divine and ennobling
Lord of Dance and dramatic arts in HIS own style!
Lord Nataraja dancing in a pose enshrined in its
Art and science! holds fire, Damaru a musical instrument!
HIS energetic dance with the whirling hair spread out
In thin strands as a fan behind his head!Grand sight
Nataraja well known sculptural symbol in India
Popularly used as a symbol of Indian culture and Hindu art!
INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY is today -the twenty ninth
Let us pay our tributes to dance artists of the Globe
Of hues and colors, shapes and forms of regions different
Ultimately all forms of Art -Divine and ennobling!
Here is a great song of Mahakavi Bharathiyaar on Navaraathri Goddesses.
மாதா பராசக்தி வையமெலாம் நீ நிறைந்தாய்!
ஆதாரம் உன்னையல்லால் ஆரெமக்குப் பாரினிலே
ஏதாயினும் வழிநீ சொல்வாய் எம துயிரே!
வேதாவின் தாயே! மிகப்பணிந்து வாழ்வோமே! (1)
வாணி கலைத் தெய்வம் மணிவாக் குதவ்டுவாள்
ஆணிமுத்தைப் போல அறிவுமுத்து மாலையினாள்
காணுகின்ற காட்சியாய்க் காண்பதெலாங்காட்டுவதாய்
மாணுயர்ந்து நிற்பாள் மலரடியே சூழ்வோமே. (2)
பொன்னரசி நாரணார் தேவி புகழரசி
மின்னுநவ ரத்தினம்போல் மேனி யழகுடையாள்
அன்னையவள் வையமெலாம் ஆதரிப்பாள், ஸ்ரீதேவி
தன்னிரு பொற்றாளே சரண் புகுந்து வாழ்வோமே. (3)
மலையிலே தான் பிறந்தாள் சங்கரனை மாலையிட்டாள்
உலையிலே யூதி உலகக் கனல் வளர்ப்பாள்
நிலையில் உயர்த்திடுவாள் நேரே அவள் பாதம்
தலையிலே தாங்கித் தரணிமிசை வாழ்வோமே. (4)
Maathaa paraasakthi vaiuamelaam nee niraindhaay!
Aadhaaram unnaiyallaal aaramekkup paarinilae
Aedhaayinum vazimee solvaay emadhuyirae!
Vaedhaavin thaayae! MidappaNindhu vaazhvoamae. (1)
VaaNikalaith dheyvam maNivaak kudhaviduvaaL
AaNimuththaippoala arivumuthtu maalaiyinaaL
KaaNukinra kaatchiyaayk kaaNpathelaangkaatuvadhaay
MaaNuyarndhu nirpaL malaradiyae soozvoamae. (2)
Ponnarasi naaraNaar dhaevi pugazarasi
Minnunavaraththinam poal maeniyazhagudaiyaaL
AnnaiyavaL vaiyamelaam aasharippaaL, Sreedhaevi
Thanniru potraaLaesaraN pugundhu vaazvoamae. (3)
Malaiyilae thaan pirandhaaL sankaranai maalaiyittaaL
Ulaiyilae yoodhi ulagak kanal vaLarppaaL
Nilaiyil uyarththiduvaaL naerae avaL paadham
thalaiyilae thaangith tharaNimisai vaazvoamae. (4)
Mother Parasakthi, you do pervade and fill
All worlds! Other than you, who is our support true?
Show us some way, oh our Life, Mother of Brahma!
We do adore you meekly and thus will we live.
Vanim Goddess of Arts, will grant us utterances, all gems!
She wears a Wreath of Wisdom, like a chain of pure pearls!
As sight and as the revealer of all that is seen
She stands majestic; we will Her flower feet hail!
3. Sree Devi.
The golden queen, Vishnu’s Devi, the queen of fame!
Her body sports the sheen of the nine precious gems!
She is the nurturing Mother, Goddess of Wealth!
We take refuge in Her golden feet twain to thrive.
She was born to the mountain; She married Siva
She tends the oven and thus the Cosmic Flame;
She is of lofty stature non-pareil; we wear
Her feet on our head to flourish well on earth!