An astonishing milestone of Sri Brihadeeswara Temple, in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, south India is coming by 1000 years of its life.
Many events are being contemplated to mark this event.
The Tamil Nadu state government has drawn up a programme for Sept.25 and 26.
One unique part of this event is to be presented by Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India (ABHAI), in association with Brhan Natyanjali, Thanjavur.
1000 dancers will perform on the natural stone platform around the giant ‘nandi’ inside the Brihadeeswara Temple on 25th September 2010, after dusk to commemorate the 1000 years of the temple.ABHAI says this is a form of BRHAN-NATYA YAGNA, a grand offering by dancers to show their gratitude to king Raja Raja Chola who built the temple. All the dancers will perform a hymn on Vinayaka and verses by Karur Devar. Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, President of ABHAI has set the music and choreographed the items. The performance will be for about 30 mins.
ABHAI (Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India) is of, by and for the dance community. Kutcheribuzz.com, the web site for Carnatic music and classical dance lans to web cast this unique dance event.