Sapta Tandav uses in Indian Classical Dance

Keywords : Tandav, Lord Shiva, Parvati, Roudra,Tripurasur


The ‘Tandav’ Dance is designated as the anger of hindu deity ‘Lord Shiva’. While He destroys some of the devils in the universe, this dance was performed by Him as described in mythological stories. The different forms of this dance are included in Indian Classical dance in recent days. Though different poses for this dance are aggressive types, still is used by Indian dancers and introduced in classical dance. This article describes themethods, poses of different ‘Tandav’ dances named as ‘SAPTATANDAV’ used in classical dance and can be well attracted for this audience. It has been implemented in many of the instances. The article will help the practitioner, academia and researcher for practice, study and implementation.


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