The Harmandir Sahib, informally referred to as the “Golden Temple” is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. There are four doors to get into the Harmandir Sahib, which symbolize the openness of the Sikhs towards all people and religions. In the early nineteenth century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh secured the Punjab region from outside attack and covered the upper floors of the Gurdwara with gold, which gives it its distinctive appearance and its English name.
Happy Diwali to everyone. 🙂
“Sai Nrityotsav” is conducted in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Artistes from Karnataka and neighboring states, and a few foreign countries perform Bharathanatya (Bharathanatyam), Kuchipudi, Odissi, Mohiniattam, Kathak and some contemporary dances.
Bharathanatyam is a classical Indian dance form originating in the South Indian states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This dance form denotes various 19th and 20th century reconstructions of Cathir, the art of temple dancers. Cathir in turn, is derived from ancient dance forms. Bharatanatyam is usually accompanied by the classical music. It has its inspirations from the sculptures of the ancient temple of Chidambaram. Bharatanatyam, as the name depicts is the combination of:
Bha– Bhavam (means expression), Ra– Ragam (means music), Ta– Talam (means beat or rhythm) and Natyam (means dance) in Tamil and Kannada.