Nandi, Satriya dance, Assam

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This video shows Nandi, a dance bit in Satriya dance which means prayers to kings, the deity, and Brahmin recited in verse at the opening of performance. The dance is rendered by renowned artiste Anita Sharma.

Satriya is a dance form which originated in the island of Majuli, situated in the middle of the Brahmaputra River in Assam, the northeastern state of India. The name Satriya is derived from Satra, the monastery of the Vaishnavite sect.

Like most other classical dance forms, Satriya too is based on the Natya Sasthra written by sage Bharatha, the detailed, ancient treatise in Sanskrit on dance and dramatic art forms.This DVD is developed by Invis Multimedia and is available at http://www.cultureshoppe.com/products/satriya-dance-performance-by-anita-sharma.php

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