This time the venue of the event has about as much lore and repute attached to it, as the artists.
While dancing, as a part of the rituals and prayers in temples was banned in India in 1947, the Sri Ranganatha Swany Mandir is the only one in India that has re-instated this beautiful practice. Which is why, on the occasion of brahmotsavams of this temple, a unique series of dance and music performances, as an obeisance to god, are being held.
The Sri Ranganatha Swamy Mandir is located at Rangbagh, 17 km from Central Hyderabad, off the Hyderabad University road, old Bombay Highway. It is estimated to be 356 years old. In the year 1851, it was purchased by Sheth Shivlal Pitti, along with the surrounding land and buildings. In 1954, the Pitti family created a trust to which they transferred the temple, its surrounding land and the silverware belonging to it. Currently, the trust is headed by Shri Sharad. B. Pitti.
Performing today, will be none other than the frontliner who literally excavated Andhra Natyam and Perini Shiva Tandavam and brought them back to their original glory. Padmashri Guru Nataraja Ramakrishna will be performing the Perini Shiva Tandavam starting 1900 hrs onwards.
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