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Quilled Odissi Dancer..

Hello Readers....

The 'Culture of India' is the way of living of the people of India. India, being a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious society, has had a long romance with the art of dance. .

I belong to Odisha.Odissi is one of the famous classical Indian dances from my state. The history of Odissi dance is almost two thousand years old. Odissi is a highly inspired, passionate, ecstatic and sensuous form of dance. Odissi classical dance is about the divine love of Krishna and  Radha, mostly drawn from compositions by the notable Oriya poet Jayadeva, who lived in the 12th century CE. It is traditionally a dance-drama genre of performance art, where the artist play out a mythical story, a spiritual message or devotional poem using body movement, expressions  and mudras .

The Odissi dancers are colorfully dressed with makeup and jewellery. The Saree worn by Odissi dancers are brightly coloured, and usually of local silk (Pattasari). The jewelry includes silver piec…