Famed danseuse Yamini Krishnamurti attends Arangetram at the Delhi Karnataka Sangha

New Delhi, Oct.31 (ANI): Famed Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Kuchipudi dancer Dr. Yamini Krishnamurti presided over the Arangetram of one of her students, H.Sangeetha Prasad, at the Delhi Karnataka Sangha Auditorium here on Friday (October 30).

Arangetram, which is derived from the Tamil word ‘Arangu (Stage) and ‘Etram’ (To Enter), marks the on stage solo debut of a classical dancer following arduous training under her guru’s tutelage. The dancer finally presents the ‘Margam’ or ‘Complete Range’ on stage before an invited audience, and is seen as a significant milestone in the life of a dancer, besides demonstrating her evolution as a solo performer.

Talking about her student, Dr. Krishnamurti said, “Sangeetha has a great passion for dance and she has natural talent for Abhinaya. With the blessings of Lord Nataraja and Lord Venkateshwara, she will have a bright and successful future.”

Sangeetha was blessed by Sri Sri Vidhyaprasannatheerta Swami, the head of the Sri Subrahmanya Mutt, Kukke Subrahmanya, who was one of the guests of honour.

Union Law and Justice Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda and Member of Parliament Nalin Kumar Kateel were the other guests of honour at Sangeetha’s Arangetram.

Sangeetha has had flair for dance and the finer arts since the age of eight. She is now, a young computer engineer and married to a software engineer. Both have a son named Aniketh.

She said that her passion for dance made her come back from London to complete her Arangetram. Sangeetha has also completed Prarambik, Praveshika, Pratham, Praveshika Poorna in Carnatic music.

Her guru, Dr. Yamini Krishnamurti has been imparting training to young aspiring dancers at her Yamini School of Dance in Delhi since 1990.

Bharatanatyam is one of oldest dance forms of the country, originating and nurtured in the temples of southern India. It is handed doen as a living tradition from generation to generation, reflecting emotions, melody and dance. (ANI)

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