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Āṇḍāḷ – The Girl Divine

prakrutidance : September 18, 2018 7:54 pm : Uncategorized

By Prakruti Prativadi

Meaning of above pāsuramDear girl, who is full of utsāha and dear to Śrī Kṛṣṇa, please come and join us. The eastern sky is light and it is dawn, the buffaloes are grazing on tender dewy grass. We and other gopī-s were on our way but have delayed our vratam and are here waiting for you, so that you too may join us ...

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Swadeshi Indology-3: Tamil Nadu, The Land of Dharma

tcpAdmin : December 23, 2017 8:17 pm : Uncategorized

Swadeshi Indology Conference Series

The Swadeshi Indology Conference series is organized by the Infinity Foundation (India).  They have organized two editions already which have been successful and produced several high-quality Indic scholars who made excellent presentations and submitted  original research papers, which are accepted only after a Leave a response »

Indic Art Through Sketches

tcpAdmin : November 7, 2017 11:23 am : Uncategorized

TCP is thrilled to present this amazing series of sketches by the artist, Devika Joglekar. You can follow her work on twitter and facebook, and visit the Miheika Art website to learn more.

Additional References:  IndicPortal’s Introduction to Natyasastra and 4 Comments »

The Battle For TamilNadu: Introduction

சிவ : July 3, 2017 6:35 pm : Uncategorized

The Tamizh Open Architecture

Tamilnadu is the land of dharma, Vedas, Vedanta, and Bhakti. Tamizh culture (Kalacharam) is a glorious example of dharma’s open architecture [1] and therefore the Tamizh identity is 3 Comments »

Bharatanāṭyaṃ and Rasa

prakrutidance : March 9, 2017 6:35 pm : Uncategorized

By Prakruti Prativadi

(About the author)

Bharatanāṭyaṃ conjures images of statuesque dancers, adorned in fragrant flowers and beautiful temple jewelry, wearing vibrant costumes made from the finest sarees dancing to melodic classical Indian music. The dancer pays homage to the Divine, dances in fast rhythmic movements consisting of complex patterns and portrays characters from the many grand epics ...

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Prakruti Prativadi, Author of ‘Rasas in Bharatanatyam’

tcpAdmin : March 9, 2017 4:04 pm : Uncategorized

Prakruti Prativadi

Prakruti Prativadi has danced Bharatanatyam since she was a child. She was initiated and trained in Bharatanatyam by Guru Smt. Charu Narasimhan and she also learned under Guru (Padmabhushan) Smt. Kalanidhi Narayanan. Prakruti is trained in the Dhandayudhapani Pillai style of Bharatanatyam. (Padmashri) Sri K. N. Dhandayudhapani Pillai, one of the greatest Natyacharyas of the 20th century, is the Guru of Prakruti’s Guru.

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Tamil Nadu: The Land of Vedas – Part 3

சிவ : March 2, 2017 8:07 pm : Uncategorized

Part-1: Introduction and Sangam Era

Part-2: Tolkappiyam

Silapathikaram and Manimekalai

This is the third and final part of a serial review summarizing the literary evidence of Vedic traditions in ancient Tamil Nadu presented in Dr. Nagaswamy’s 2016 book: “Tamil Nadu: The Land of Vedas“ ...

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