Thursday, 9 October 2014

Article - Education in spiritual values though Bharatanatyam: part 1 - Chandra Anand

An education in Indian classical dance
The origin of Indian classical performing arts is attributed to Natyaveda that has been written for educating and uplifting the society through entertainment. Indian classical performing arts have their underlying roots in Hindu philosophy and religion. The performing arts encompasses human emotions and experiences in its works and through them informs the society about truths of life, God and moral conduct to be followed by man, while at the same time entertaining them.

An education in the Indian classical performing arts involves the study of form and its technique, followed by practice. When students pursue classical art forms, they imbibe philosophical, religious and spiritual values i.e. awareness of one’s inner self and higher realities of life. 

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