Sunday, August 12, 2007

Manipuri dance

Manipuri dance is one of the main Indian classical dance forms. It originates from Manipur; a state in north-eastern India on the border with Myanmar (also known as Burma).It was originally perform in temples and continues to form an integral part of the religious and social fabric of Manipur. Manipuri dance, whether folk, classical or modern, is devotional in nature. The people of Manipur are very religious and are completely attached to the Hindu deities Radha and Krishna, who are often the main characters depicted in Manipuri dances. Ras Lila is one such Manipuri dance.


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