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Bharatanatyam Related sites

The site from Chidambaram Dance academy has some good content on Adavus, Gestures & Costume. Check them out!

[Adavus] [Hand Gestures] [Movements] [Costumes]

A website founded by Bharatanatyam exponent Anita Ratnam brings the world of Indian dancers under one shelter. [Narthaki- A gateway to the world of dance]


A great innovative way to show Adavu with pencil figures. This site shows Thatta adavu basics for new learners.
[Thatta Adavu Animation]


A Select List of Books on Bharatanatyam.
[Books on Bharatanatyam]


A good writeup that gives an overview of Bharatanatyam from Rambling with Bellur.
[A for Arangetram, B for Bharatanatyam…]


A site that provides Bharatanatyam lessons in the Vazavoor style by Sangeeta Shyam and Santosh
[Online Bharathanatyam Academy]


Here a very informative article on Bhava and Rasa in dance by Gyanendrabhajpai
[Gyanendrabajpai’s Weblog. ]


Online Carnatic Music lessons imparted by Bhavadhaarini Anantaraman. For more details visit her at bhavadhaarini.com


Indian Heritage a site that provides information on topics related to Indian culture like dance, music, shlokams, Architecture, painting, sculpture, Arts and craft.


Mr GS Rajan have worked on an Exhaustive Online Art Directory called ArtIndia.net in providing relevant information on all kinds of Indian art. This site gives details of the artists, Gurus and their address to contact.


Raaga Rasika is a site which provides series of Podcasts on carnatic music delivered by an eminent vocalist Vidya Subramanian. The site would help the novice and the rasikaas understand the intricate nuances of carnatic music.


Shivakumar Kalyanaraman’s Archives is an excellent resource on carnatic music which has the notation, meanings and lyrics of several kirthis, varnams and geethams.


Carnatic India.com provides resources on carnatic music, online lessons, dance and culture.


Bharatanatyam: Dancing for Gods by Preeti Vasudevan is an interactive multimedia website dedicated to Bharatanatyam.


Other References

Indusladies.com-A global online community for Indian ladies. Indian ladies living around the world come here to discuss various topics, engage in a dialogue, ask questions, get help, share tips and along the way build authentic and enduring friendships.


A Website dedicated to promoting various Art forms. It runs weekly online talent contests for the Desi community. They say “Use DynamycDesi to encourage your kids to develop their talents and get identified as The Talent of the week”.
[DynamicDesi. ]


Garamchai.com aims to provide everything Indians living in the United States may need to maintain their lifestyle outside of India. This site is a complete resource listing of 250 temples,200 restaurants,50 online shops and 300 bazaars. With the large amounts of information, the site is well organized dividing most listings into state categories.


Krishna.com aims at providing info on Bhagavat-Gita, meditation and yoga. The site displays live webcast of krishna temples around the world.


Here is a site called Cyberkerala that helps all the artist to design, develop and launch their own website and get known in the world of artists. They also provide for the maintenance and promotion the site.


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  • 1 Anjali Apr 22, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Sure..have recommended you to many of my students. I will have you added. Thanks.