All You Need To Know About Sathir 10000 – A Guinness World Record Attempt By Tamilnadu Tourism
Bharathanatyam “the dance of Lord Shiva” a prominent classical art form of South India presumably the oldest classical dance heritage of India. Beyond dancing, Bharathanatyam is a state of ecstasy, that takes both the performer and audience to a dreamy world of delectation. Said to be originated from Thanjavur of Tamilnadu, Bharathanatyam is derived from three words Bhava, Raga, and Thaala. The dance is performed in three ways Nritham, Nrithyam and Natyam. Bharatanatyam is based on the theories of the books ‘Natyasaasthram‘ and ‘Abhinaya Darpanam‘. The criteria of this unique dance are elaborate and involve many strict procedures, dedication and utmost discipline.
Bharathanatyam is just not a dance to please but it is pure dedication and submission towards Lord Nataraja. To be precise Bharathanatyam is more of an emotion. The history has it that this dance was conventionally performed by the Devadasis of Tamilnadu temples in early days, and eventually became one of the prestigious dance forms of India.
Many ancient scriptures and stone sculptures stand as testimonies to this great art form. One of the five great epics of Tamil Literature, ‘Silappatikaram’ has a direct reference to this dance form. Yet another prominent reference is at the Shiva temple, of Kanchipuram which holds the carvings that manifest the postures of this peerless dance. The eastern tower of Chidambaram Thillai Natarajar temple is embellished with 108 poses of Bharatanatyam, referred as karanas in ‘Natya Shastra’, that are intricately carved in small rectangular panels. Another notable reference is at the Badami caves of Karnataka, where the amazing 5 feet tall effigy of Lord Shiva is found to be in his “Celestial Dance” pose with 18 arms that expresses the 18 mudras (hand gestures) of Bharathanatyam.
These rich testimonies are enough to substantiate the predominance of Bharathanatyam in South India, most particularly in Tamilnadu. Every young girl of Tamilnadu craves to learn this astonishing art form right from their childhood. Adding more passion for this dance is the bright accessories and background score. Nathaswaram and Mrithangam play a vital part in the dance of Bharathanatyam.
This concludes the rich heritage of the classical dance Bharatanatyam. Now this dance has attained its true value and is hailed by the artist across the world. More specifically foreigners are more interested to learn this incredible skill and are more elated to enjoy the performance on live. Both the state government and Central government has honoured the eminent Bharathanatyam dancers with the honourable awards like Padmabushan, and Padmasree. Following personalities are very versatile in Bharthanatyam Bala Saraswathi, Mrinalini Sarabhai, Rugmini Arundel, Kamala Laxman, Padma Subrahmaniam and Chithra Visweswaran. Panthanalloor Meenakshi Sundaram Pilla, Panthanalloor Chokkalingam Pilla, Padmasree Vazhoor Ramayyan Pilla and Adayar Laxman.
“Limelight” Records Of Bharathanatyam:
The aspirants of Bharathanatyam have done many record breaks which brought out this celestial dance to the limelight. The record for performing solo Bharatanatyam marathon for 7 hours and 19 seconds was set by Kiran Akshaya at Chennai on March 10, 2019. In the year 2017 at Chennai about 4,525 Bharathanatyam dancers perform together and set a world record for the first time. This record was soon broke in the year 2019 at Chidambaram. This record set a new one, with the participants of 7000 Bharathanatyam dancers performed together at the Natyanjali fete in Sabanayagar temple. This performance was recorded for 14 minutes.
Sathir 10000, Venue and Date:
Here yet another feather our cap. Cheer up Chennai!!!! It time to break the record and set a new one. Department of Tamilnadu Tourism is gearing up to set a new world record of largest Bharathanatyam dance with around 10000 dancers at SIVET College, Gowrivakkam, Chennai, on 8th of February 2020.
Behold the grand extravagance, as thousands of dancers donned in vibrant attires; dance meticulously to the music. Registrations are going on to be a part of this record break event. If you aspire classical dance then you need to witness this awe-inspiring performance.
For registration http://sadhanaisigaram.com/lbd/register/
Make a visit to Chennai for this February and miss not to savour this event. If you stay longer, you can also witness the grand eve of Maha Shivarathiri (21.02.20) at Kapaleeswarar temple and Thiruvannamalai and also Thaipusam celebration at (08.02.2020) at Vada Palani Murugan temple, Siruvapuri Murugan temple, and Kanthaswamy temple.
Places To Visit In Chennai:
Chennai hits the top list, when it comes to vacation and hangout. It has surplus options to make the day memorable. For those who want to know more about culture, heritage and art forms places like Kalakshetra, Dhakshina Chitra and Cholamandalam artist village serves the purpose. For pilgrim seekers temples like Kapaleeswarar temple, Parthasarathy temple, Vadapalani Murugan, temple, Ashtalakshmi temple, Marudeeswarar temple, and Guberar temple will satiate your spiritual thirst.
Apart from this casual hangout spots at Chennai are Marina Beach, Thousand lights Mosque, Government museum, Guindy national park, Royapuram fishing harbour, Valluvar Kottam, Elliot’s beach, Mylapore, t-Nagar shopping, Connemara public library, Semmozhi Poonga, Aringnar Anna Zoological park, Chetpat Eco-park, Fort St.George, San Thome Church, Brila Planetarium, Madras War Memorial, Covelong Beach, Vivekanandar house, VGP Universal Kingdom, Besant Nagar Beach, Express Avenue, Phoenix mall, Forum Mall, and Parrys corner.
How To Reach:
Chennai is one of the major metropolitan city in India, It is well connected by all three modes of transport Air, Rail and road.
By Air: Chennai international airport at Meenabakkam is located at the distance of 7km from the city. Both Domestic and international flights operate at regular intervals at this airport.
By rail: The city’s Major railway junctions are Dr.MGR Central Railway station and Chennai Egmore. Both these stations have all possible connectives to other parts of the state and country.
By Road: Chennai Koyambedu Bus station is the prominent bus station in the city, which is busy with busses from various parts of the country. Reaching Chennai through the bus is not a big deal as it has very good connectivity to all places.
For this February cast a visit to Chennai the capital city of Tamilnadu and see for yourself a Guinness world record and explore the city of everything.
Wait no more and book right now for the grand event and give a great feast to your eyes and ears.
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