Sculptures of the Karanas uses in Indian Classical Dance

Keywords : Sculptures, Karanas, Natya Shastra, Nritta, Lord Shiva


This study investigates how to develop dance poses and techniques, particularly in Odissi Dance, by focusing on three Karana namely Udbruta, Sakatasya, and Bishnukrant among the 108-Karana sculptures. Dance is prevalent in Indian temples, as evidenced by the abundance of dance sculptures, the construction of dance pavilions, and the employment of dancers. On the other hand, dance sculptures are regarded as merely decorative additions to a temple. This work investigates and interprets the function and meaning of the Classical dance Karana from the 108-Karana, as well as how they can be used in the future development of Odissi dance poses and techniques.
This research can be expanded to include other Indian classical forms such as Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, and Kathak, in order to incorporate the three Karana sculptures, Udbruta, Sakatasya, and Bishnukrant. In doing so, Indian classical dance will become more beautiful and wonderful as a result.


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