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Bharatanatyam Namaskar

As described in my previous post on Namaskar, this is a traditional way to start a practice or performance. As my first video, I present the Bharatanatyam Namaskar.


  1. Madanika devi dasi

    Dandavats Pranams,
    I would like know if you can receive students in your Templo.
    I have 42 years old, I study Indian Cultura a short time (since 1997).
    I love indian dance. Please answer me.

  2. Deepthi

    that was great. thank you so much.

    however one suggestion. after showing the movement one by one….it wud be even more helpful if u can show the entire namaskara as a continuous act as its actualy performed

  3. usha dharam

    Hi anjali,

    I have some memories while i learnt music and my friends learnt b.natyam….I used to finish my class and used to love to peep into her class to see how they do the steps.

    I used to see them chanting something before doing the namaskar…… i dont know exactly… but used to be sanskrit words,,,,, i shall mention, but pardon me , as its memory thats 38 yrs old….

    archikam, bhuvanam, yasya ….. something like this and then they would do the namaskar…..

    do u have anything to confirm this???!!!!

  4. sindura

    Hi Anjali, This is really useful…Could you please tell me how can I change my bodylanguage according to the many times do i need to practice each n every step per day.:)

  5. Anjali

    Hey Sindura, you will need a teacher in case you need corrections with the adavus. You can also try looking into the mirror and correcting yourself. once you have he corrections, you are free to practice any number of times.

  6. Ann Wilson

    hello Ms. Anjali:

    I am proud of you.
    It is great that you have made efforts for people to learn bharatanatyam online.
    Keep up the good work!

    Warmest regards,


  7. pushkala

    Hai mam. First of all i thank to u because i am very interesting of bharathanatiyam. so i see ur site very simply to learning to others& me thank u very much. please continuously do this work i am waiting and learn the bharthanatiyam. All the best . It is really helpful to me. thanks allot.

  8. Chittal Modi

    Thanks Anjali for this wonderful website. Information is really helpful. Thanks for doing this.

  9. Anushka Mathur

    i cannot access the videos as the webpage i open doesn’t show the video screen. please help me. how can i access it?

  10. Aditi

    Dear Mam

    Thanks a lot for your contributions through your site.
    it is a reference site for Bharathanatyam students like me.

  11. priyaraj

    hi madam
    this site is so good. i like to learn bhatanatyam from my child but due to my family problems i didnt learn now i am 21 years old still i am very interested to learn classical dance through your site i have learned well thank you madam

  12. viswagowri

    Its really a lovely precious job done by you anjali…
    Thamks for all your info…
    May god shower his blessing s towards u and ur family to make it healthy wealthy happy forever…

  13. shuchi

    namaste m’m,
    myself shuchi shah.i just luv dance.i made blog named in diz blog i am introduced diffrent dance may i put ur video’s link in my blog?thnk u so much.rply soon plz

  14. Lotte

    Dear Anjali,

    Thank you so much for your useful videos.
    Could you please tell me what the name of the first mudra in this video is..? I can not see it exact enough to copy it.
    Thank you!

  15. samaira bhatia

    mam can we download the videos on this site..if yes then please guide me how….i love dancing and am really fond of bharatanatyam but don’t have any guru at my town or surrounding areas…

  16. Anjali

    @ Samaira, currently you cant download them. Pls let me know which town u r in , maybe I can help you in finding a teacher.

  17. Abhigna Desai

    I like your website. Actually, my small daughter is attending the Bharatanatyam classes. So I want to know something about it. But when I came to know that it is more easy to learn Bharatanatyam from your website, I have download the videos from there.

  18. Poonam

    Thanks for opening this website its very very useful and understandable with each movement’s meaning THANK YOU 🙂

  19. purple vera

    hi yes i am a student and i am about to do my arengattram and the way my guru taught me is you do the first part when you strike your legs but then we bring the hand in shikaram and bring it around our neck then we sit down and touch the floor; eyes get up and look to our right when we stretch out our hands like a straight line then so anjali above our head and then anjali on our forehead then on our chest.. thats how i was taught… and could you make a video of boomi namaskar? thx

  20. Sana

    Dear anjali mam,
    i cant see the videos of the dance eventhough i tried a lot. How can i see the videos?.is it so because i am not enrolled as a student to your course and so the videos are blocked? Please reply me..

  21. Anjali

    @Sana, my videos are all available for all. Not sure why you cant see. May be form where you are trying see youtube could be blocked.

  22. Geetha Narayanan

    Hi Madam, I’m Geetha from Malaysia. I’m 26 years old and interested to learn Baratanatyam and I’ve attend to few classes but I cannot stay longer in araimandi position. My legs were not strong and start to shake after few minutes. I don’t know how to prevent it. After few classes I found that I cannot give my full attention because of my knee problem I stopped learning Baratanatyam. But I’m still interested to learn and dance baratam. Please help me !!!!! Thank you.

  23. Jaipretha

    Hi Madam, I’m Preetha from Bangalore. I’m 27 years old and interested to learn Baratanatyam and I’ve attended to few classes but I cannot stay longer in araimandi position. My legs were not strong and start to shake after few minutes. I don’t know how to prevent it. After few classes I found that I cannot give my full attention because of my knee problem, I’m still interested to learn and dance bharatanatayam. Please help me !!!!! Thank you.

  24. jade

    Thanks for this warm and lovely sessions – simplicity and ease of being is key to people watching and learning online I think and you have a lovely quality. Congratulations. J x

  25. Vasili

    Namaste! Thank you for giving this info. it is really helpful.
    Уважаемая госпожа Анджали,большое спасибо за ваш сайт и демонстрацию базовых знаний по Бхаратанатьям.Ваш сайт очень нужен таким как я,ведь не каждый имеет возможность обучаться исскуству танца в Индии. Выражаю Вам огромную благодарность и возношу молитвы Богу за ваше здоровье.
    Извините пожалуйста за незнание английского.

  26. geeta

    Hi Anjali..
    Thank you sooo much for these videos. They have increased my confidence to learn. Bharatanatyam online. I live in abroad.. Due to work.. N iits quite hard to find teacher n classes. N your videos are definitely gonna help me.

  27. Teena goon

    Thanks Anjali ma’am for this wonderful website. This is really helpful for me n many of us.i always followed your video.

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