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Mohiniyattam performance by Dr. Deepti Omchery Bhalla

This video has for you an excerpt of Mohiniyattam performance by Dr. Deepti Omchery Bhalla, based on the composition – innu mama bhagya taru by Swathi Thirunal.

Mohiniyattam is the female classical solo dance of Kerala. It is the dance of the mohini, the celestial enchantress mentioned in Hindu mythology. Mohiniyattam usually deals with the themes 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.

A multifaceted artiste, Dr. Deepti Omchery Bhalla, who performs in this video is proficient in Indian classical dance forms like Mohiniyattam and Kathakali and is a musician with strong base in Carnatic and Hindustani music.