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Vol. 2 No. 2 (2020): Volume 2, Issue 2, Year 2020

The God Murugan in Bharatanatyyam

Shopana Tharmenthira
Department of Dance, University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Published 2020-02-18


  • Bharatanatyam,
  • Bhava,
  • Kandan,
  • God Murugan

How to Cite

Tharmenthira, S. (2020). The God Murugan in Bharatanatyyam. International Research Journal of Tamil, 2(2), 74-81. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt2028


Bharatanatyam is the bhava (expression), raga (melody) and tala (rhythm) are gathered together. It is a beautiful aesthetic art. This article is exploring how God Murugan is special in this great Bharatanatyam dance. The purpose of this study is to examine how hand seals, foot movements, and heroic bhavas are used to illustrate the characteristics of Kandan or God Murugan. The idea is to lead the people and the person into a spiritual state of light when they are revealed through the Bharata dance rather than the highlighting of Kandan's unique qualities. In this case, the Bharatanatyam forms of the senior dancers of the Jaffna and the Bharatanatyam forms of the University of Jaffna dance have been studied until they are known. This system includes the seals applied to the forms of the God of Muruga and the concluding remarks. These are used in detail analysis, field analysis, and meteorology. Through this process, young people will learn to deal with Bharatanatyam and Lord Muruga with a sense of devotion.


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