Khajuraho Dance Festival: A Captivating Spectacle of Art and Traditions

According to Hindu Mythology, dance is believed to be created by Lord Brahma. It is said that Brahma inspired the sage Bharat Muni to write the Natyashastra – a Sanskrit treatise on various performing arts.

In our culture, different occasions witness different types of dance styles. Over a period of time, dance in India has gone through various phases.

There are 8 classical dance forms along with multiple folk dances in India. To celebrate the beauty of these classical dance forms, Khajuraho Dance Festival is organized by the Kala Parishad under the Madhya Pradesh government.  

 

It started in 2002 and is celebrated every year around the season of Spring against the backdrop of the gorgeous Khajuraho temple complex. These temples have intricate carvings showcasing a variety of themes from wildlife to mythological figures to karmic sexual activities.

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Khajuraho Festival boasts of the spectacular Kathak, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam, Odissi and Kathakali performances by eminent artists from across the country. These performers also give homage to the artisans of this architectural marvel.

Important Information:

Dates – 20 February 2019 – 26 February 2019

Timing – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Entry- Free

So this weekend, pack your bags and head straight to the historic town of Khajuraho and experience the magic of ancient Indian art and traditions.

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