Posted by : Sandeep February 27, 2012
Five-day long the Natyanjali Dance Festival is dedicated to Lord Nataraj(Lord of dances).Festival starts from the day of 'Maha Shivaratri' in the month of February at the Nataraj temple in Chidambaram,
This temple is 1000 years old fitting backdrop to the spectacular event taking place under the golden roof of the temple showing pillars that depict Lord Nataraja in the classic 108 poses from the classical dance form of Tamil Nadu known as Bharatanatyam. This festival is organised by the Tourism Department of Tamil Nadu and the Natyanjali Trust.It is the opportunity for all dancers from all over the India to present their talent and to offer their dance to Lord Nataraj.
By getting inspired from this dance festival dance performances are held in the other temple like Thiruvarur,Pondicherry and in few more town.
It is designed to promote a universal message of 'Unity in Diversity' conveyed in the universal language of music and dance.