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  1. Bharatanatyam(ProperNoun)

    A form of classical dance originating in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

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  1. Bharata Natyam

    Bharata Natyam also spelled Bharatanatyam, is a classical Indian dance form that originated in the temples of South India. This dance form denotes various 19th- and 20th-century reconstructions of Sadir, the art of temple dancers called Devadasis. It was described in the treatise Natya Shastra by Bharata around the beginning of the common era. Bharata Natyam is known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses. Lord Shiva is considered the God of this dance form. Today, it is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles and is practiced by male and female dancers all over the world.

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