Mohiniyattam classical dance by Dr. Deepti Omchery Bhalla
Innu Mama Bhagya Taru (Swathi Thirunal Kriti) is in praise of Lord Vishnu, and it gives the dancer ample scope for the swaying movements that is typical to Laasya the predominant emotion in Mohiniyattam. Nritta Prabandham is in praise of Lord Krishna. The dancer invokes the blessings of Lord Ganesha in Papabhaya Haranam. Dundubhi Natyam(Thandava Dance) is very special with its fast movements and the subtle facial expressions.
- Innu Mama Bhagya Taru (Swathi Thirunal Kriti)
- Nritta Prabandham
- Papabhaya Haranam
- Dundubhi Natyam(Thandava Dance)
Mohiniyattam, the female classical solo dance of Kerala, is the dance of the Mohini, the celestial enchantress of Hindu mythology. Mohiniyattam follows the Sopana style of music, the traditional music used in the temples of Kerala and the dance usually deals with the theme of love and devotion. The slow, swaying movements of Mohiniyattam along with subtle facial expressions give it an identity different from that of the other classical dance forms of India.