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Bharatanatyam is a traditional and the oldest classical form of south Indian dance. The art was handed down as a living tradition from one generation to another and today, It is considered to be the most popular and widely performed dance form and is practiced by male and female dancers all over the world. Bharatanatyam is usually accompanied by the classical music. It has its inspirations from the sculptures of the ancient temple of Chidambaram. Bharatanatyam, as the name depicts is the combination
The Miruthangam is the primary percussion instrument of South Indian classical (Carnatic) music and dance. It is a double-ended drum which is played with both hands and generally known as the “KING OF THE PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS”. The body of the drum is usually made from the wood of the Jackfruit tree. It is a dense wood and the thickness of the body gives the Miruthangam a weight of ten to twelve kilos. Miruthangam are made in two basic sizes, known as male and female (the larger is used)
VENU (Carnatic Flute)
The venu is a bamboo transverse flute used in the Carnatic music of South India. Although it is often called Carnatic flute or simply flute in English, venu is the instrument’s ancient Sanskrit name. It is also called by various other names in the languages of South India, including pullankuzhal in Tamil and (koLalu) in Kannada. It is known as pillana grovi in Telugu. One of the oldest musical instruments of India, the instrument is a keyless transverse flute made of bamboo. The fingers of both hands are used to close and open the holes. It has a blowing hole near one end, and eight closely placed finger holes. The instrument comes in various sizes. The venu is associated with the Hindu god Krishna, who is often depicted playing it. This kind of flute is mainly used in South India.