THE LIFE BEAUTIFUL
Tansen Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
In the last blog we read about HOW TO MAKE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS.
If you are like majority of the people, your New Year Resolutions might have crumbled already! You must have exercised a couple of days and then abandoned your resolution of exercising daily; you might have eaten healthy food a couple of days and then resigned yourself to tasty and fatty food; you might have started learning a new skill and then found that you have ‘no time’ to give to it!
Well, all is not lost. New Year Resolutions can be made again or revised.
Here is, HOW TO KEEP NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS.
In the last blog we also read about How To Be Happy.
Perhaps, you want to be healthy.
So, here is How To Be Healthy.
And, lastly, in the last blog you read about:
ORIGIN OF MUSIC
So, here is:
ORIGIN OF DANCE
According to Hindu mythology, the Taandav of Lord Shiva symbolizes the cosmic cycles of creation and destruction, birth and death. His dance is therefore the dance of the Universe, the throb of eternal life. Nataraja (literally the king of dancers), or Lord Shiva in a graceful dancing pose, is worshipped all over India, by classical dancers.
When a group of Gods and Godesses pleaded with Lord Brahma for another simple Veda for the common man in Kaliyuga to be created, he created the Panchamaveda, the Fifth Veda, or NatyaVeda. He took pathya, the words from the Rigveda, abhinaya, the communicating elements of the body from the Yajurveda, geet, the music and chant from the Samaveda, and rasa, the vital sentiment and emotional element from the Atharvaveda to form the fifth Veda, NatyaVeda.
After creating this Veda, Lord Brahma handed it to sage Bharata and asked him to propagate it on the earth. The sage Bharata then wrote Natyasastra, which is the common root for all classical dance forms of India. It is the common text for all the Indian dance forms.
Another legend has that the Goddess Parvathi taught art of dance to Usha, the daughter of demon Banasura. Later, Usha handed it to the Gopikas of the city of Dwaraka, the Lord Krishna's birth place. In reality, the Gods and the Goddesses, being dancers themselves, have been passing the art of the heavenly dance through many human channels.
REPUBLIC DAY OF INDIA CELEBRATIONS AT THE LIFE BEAUTIFUL/TANSEN SANGEET MAHAVIDYALAYA
1. Republic Day of India Celebration-Gunijan Baithak: 20.01.13 (5-7 PM)-THE LIFE BEAUTIFUL’s Gunijan Baithak was a huge success. The Baithak opened with a Vocal performance by MOHIT TAMTA and MANOJ SINGH NEGI, our students. This was followed by Sitar recital by DEBJYOTI MUKHERJEE who was accompanied by DEBJYOTI DASGUPTA on Tabla. At the end was the Vocal recital by IMAN DAS who was ably accompanied by SHUSHOMAY MISHRA on Tabla. Our Vocal Guru MAHUA MUKHERJEE accompanied the Vocal performers on Harmonium.
2. Republic Day of India Celebration-Drawing Competition: 25.01.13 (2-3 PM) THE LIFE BEAUTIFUL Tansen Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Kalkaji Drawing Competition was a huge success. Our students RADHIKA and SANGEETA MUKHERJEE won First and Second Prizes respectively in Adults Category and YUKTA won Third Prize in Kids Category. The First, Second, and Third prize winners in each Category were awarded Trophies during the following Music and Dance Programme and all the participants will be given Certificates of Participation.
3. Republic Day of India Celebration-Music and Dance Programme: 25.01.13 (4-7 PM) THE LIFE BEAUTIFUL Tansen Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Kalkaji, Music and Dance evening was enthusiastically supported by parents. It, thus, became a “Houseful” event. Students and Teachers presented beautiful items of Vocal, Instrumental and Dance. Befitting the occasion, the theme of the Program was patriotism and both National Song and National Anthem were also sung.
[The photos of above and other events can be seen at www.facebook.com/tansenkalkaji]