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                       It was a divine performance indeed 

Amazing show: Students of Jawahar Navodaya School performing Perini Sivathandavam during Durga Navaratri celebrations in Hanamkonda. — PHOTO: M. MURALI

Amazing show: Students of Jawahar Navodaya School performing Perini Sivathandavam during Durga Navaratri celebrations in Hanamkonda. — PHOTO: M. MURALI

As many as 15 students of Jawahar Navodaya School seem show promise in the Perini Sivathandavam dance, which was revived in recent times by late Nataraja Ramakrishna.

Revival

The dance, which was documented in Nritya Ratnavali, was famous and in vogue during the pre-Kakatiya period. It was lost as time progressed. Due to the special efforts put in by dance lovers, it was revived and a few youth were trained in the dance form with great difficulty.

A disciple of Nataraja Ramakrishna, Mr. Ranjith Kumar had been trying his best to popularise the art form and trained 15 students of the Navodaya School. They made their first public performance at the historic Thousand Pillar temple during the recently held Durga Navaratri celebrations. They enthralled the audience by their excellent performance of the art form that was not known to many.

Special training

Mr Ranjith Kumar said the students were trained in this particular dance form to present local dance at the regional cultural competitions to be held at Mysore shortly. “The students are very hard working and learnt part of the dance in two months. They are trained to present few items of the dance as the complete dance will need three years to learn,” he said.

Popularising dance

The students will perform items of the dance like ‘Mela Prapti', ‘Tahana vinyasam', ‘Samayati vinyasam' and ‘Sameekaranam' which would take about 20 minutes. The students would be popularising the dance across the country hopefully scraping through the regional level competitions.

Perini Sivathandavam was the dance conceived for the soldiers to inspire them to the war and performed in Siva temples. The students were first taken to Sringeri Mutt Siva temple for ‘arangetram' before their first public performance at the Thousand Pillar temple.

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Students of Jawahar Navodaya School perform Perini Sivathandavam dance at the historic Thousand Pillar Temple during the Durga Navaratri celebrations

In addition to the above, our vidyalaya is conducting following Academic Activities as assigned by our authorities in recent past.