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Bharatanatyam is a classical Indian dance form is popular and nurtured in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This dance form denotes various 19th and 20th century reconstructions of Sadir, the art of temple dancers called Devadasis. Sadir in turn, is derived from ancient dance in the treatise Natya Shastra by Bharata of fourth or third century BC.

A possible origin of the name is from Bharata Muni, who wrote the Natya Shastra to which Bharathanatyam owes many of its ideas. This etymology also holds up to scrutiny better since Bharathanatyam is pronounced with short (kuril) forms of "bha", "ra" and "tha" whereas each of "bhavam", "ragam" and "talam" contain the long (nedil) forms. Hence the initialization proposed above is more probably a backronym. more..

We offer the following classes:

In Bangalore - Bharatanatyam and Nattuvangam Classes
In Houston - Bharatanatyam, Carnatic Vocal and Mridangam Classes

Special training is given in Nattuvangam and Theory of Bharatanatyam which are integral parts of the learning process.
Students are also trained in Camatic vocal Music and Rhythm. 

With the advent of technology, Bharatha Darshana also offers online training to advanced learners.


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      Art without vulgarity and 
      Education without Fear"
                    - Smt Rukmanidevi Arandale