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MUSIC AND DANCE IN INDIA






Dance in India is a rhythm. Eyes, faces, hands and feet move to varying moods, reflecting an idiom of the perfection of an ancient art.

India is the home of Bharatanatyam, once performed in temples by devdasis, and of Kathak, a testimony to the court of Lucknow and the pleasure-loving nawabs. Come watch the great care taken to express love and its manifold manifestations in the gestures of a Manipuri dancer. From Odissi to Kuchipudi to ballet and numerous folk dances, the Indian dance sequence weavers an intricate rhythm that is the philosophy of dance. In temples or in courts, from backyards to the great auditoria, Indian dance reflects an magnificent heritage, individually perfected by each dancer.

The major percussion instrument is the tabla, pakhawaj or mridangam played to an intricate beat by the artist's fingers. Other major instruments are the sitar and veena, stringed instruments, the harmonium, a keyboard instrument, and the tanpura - a stringed instrument used as a drone, the shehnai and nadaswaram are wind instruments used at weddings and associated with welcomes and joyous celebrations.

The excitement of the Bhangra from Punjab never ceases. The skirts of the women spinning to the Dandiya Rass flip-flap to the clack-clack of the sticks in their hands. Qawwalisingers clap their hands in time to the beat of the song. And the milk-maids look beseechingly as Krishna and Radha dance the Raas Lila.

The living arts of music and dance in India reflect the diverse cultures from which they have arisen: each is elaborate, improvised, yet formal and beautiful.


Indian music (Hindustani in the north and Carnatic in the south) has been evolving as part of India's culture for centuries. Aspects of musical from such as tonal intervals, harmonies and rhythmical patterns are the unique products of a wealth of musical traditions and influences; they are also very different from those familiar in the west. Much of the music recalls Indian fables and legends, as well as celebrating the seasonal rhythms of nature. Indian dancing, similarly unique and timeless, is also widely performed throughout the country, either at major festivals and recitals, or at the many cultural shows which are staged in hotels.

Music

Qawwali
The classic Pakistani Qawwali music in its present form goes back to the 12th century, and the poet as well as composer Amir. But the qawwali music is perhaps even older. Qawwali, a sufi and religious music is closely connected to Islam. It is classic, but not in western meaning of the word. It is strictly built up in different stages. All with verse and chorus. The first stages activate the links with the living spiritual guides, the next with the departed saints and at last with God (Allah). It is believed that khayal form of music also originated from the qawwali style of singing.

Folk Music
The true rhythm of India lies in its folk music - the music of the masses. The extreme cultural diversity creates endless varieties of folk styles. Every event of life has a unique folk song associated with it - then be it festivals, advent of the new season, birth of a child, or day-to-day affairs like teasing one's loved one, admiring nature, etc. Music is an indispensable component of functions such as weddings, engagements, and births. There is a surfeit of songs for such occasions. The Indian folk music has today reached out to touch the hearts of masses across the globe with its melodious rhythm and endless energy.

Ghazal
Ghazal has its roots in classical Arabic poetry. Ghazal is an Arabic word which literally means talking to women. It grew from the Persian qasida, which verse form had come to Iran from Arabia around the 10th century A.D. The qasida was a eulogy written in praise of the emperor or his noblemen. The part of the qasida called tashbib got detached and developed in due course of time into the Ghazal. India has produced some of the exceptional talents in the field of ghazal singing like Begum Akhtar, Jagjit Singh, Pankaj Udhas etc.

Classical Music
The two fundamental elements of Hindustani classical music are raag and taal. Hindustani music is the music of North India, involving both Hindu and Muslim musicians. It is intimately associated with the north-Indian temple rituals and traces back its existence in the Shastras or ancient treaties in Sanskrit. The different forms of Hindustani music are - Dhrupad, Dhamar, Khayal, Tappa and Thumri.





 
 

NORTH INDIA DESTINATIONS

Agra  Ajmer  Bikaner  Delhi  Haridwar  Goa  Jaipur  Jaisalmer  Jodhpur  Khajuraho  Karauli  Manali  Samode  Shimla  Udaipur  Ranthambore

SOUTH INDIA DESTINATIONS

Bangalore  Chennai  Hyderabad  Kanyakumari  Mysore  Madurai  Puri  Munnar  Rameshwaram

CITY WISE HOTELS IN INDIA

Agra  Bangalore  Bikaner  Chennai  Cochin  Delhi  Goa  Jaipur  Jaisalmer  Jodhpur  Khajurao  Kolkata  Kovalam  Udaipur  Varanasi

RESORTS IN INDIA

Taj Exotica Resort  Ananda in the Himalayas Resort  Aguada Hermitage Resort  Udaivilas Resort (Udaipur)  Vanya Vilas Resort  Coconut Lagoon Resort  Kumarakom Lake Resort  Golden Palms and Spa Resort  Sun Vilage Resport

GROUP HOTELS IN INDIA

Ambassador Group of Hotels  Best Western Hotels  Casino Hotels  Clarks Group of Hotels  Holiday Inn Hotels  ITDC group of Hotels  Jaypee Groups of Hotels  Le Meridien Hotels  Mansingh Group of Hotels  Welcom Heritage Hotels  Oberoi Group of Hotels  Sarovar Park Plaza Hotels  Taj Groups of Hotels

WILDLIFE DESTINATIONS IN INDIA

Ranthambore National Park  Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary  Jim Corbett National Park  Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary  Bandhavgarh National Park

TRAVEL PACKAGES IN INDIA

Valley of Flowers Tour  Sun, Sand & Sea Tour  Sacred Orissa Tour  Sunny South Tour  Valley of Gods  Undiscovered India Tour  Search Rhino Tour  North India and Nepal Tour  Marine Treasure Holidays  Himalayan Foothills Tour  Best of India Tour  Tribal Tours of India Tour  Festival Tour  Royal Rajasthan Tour  Glimpses of Iindia

BEACH DESTINATIONS IN INDIA

Tour to Anjuna Beach  Tour to Panaji Beach  Tour to Candolim Beach  Tour to Agonda Beach  Tour to Benaulim Beach  Tour to Dauna Paula Beach  Tour to Colva and Benaulim Beach  Tour to Vagator and Chapora  Tour to Bagmalo and Majorda  Tour to Sinquerium and Aquada  Tour to Varca and Cavelossim

RAJASTHAN TRAVEL GUIDE

Ajmer  Bambora  Chittaurgarh  Dungarpur  Jaipur  Jodhpur  Jaisalmer  Pushkar  Samode  Alwar  Nawalgarh  Rohet  Bikaner  Kota  Bharatpur  Nagaur  Ranakpur  Sariska  Bundi