Natyanjali Dance Festival, Thanjavur

The Natyanjali Dance Festival, Thanjavur is celebrated with great enthusiasm and religious fervor for a continuous period of five days on the propitious occasion of Mahashivratri. Dedicated to Lord Nataraj, the Natyanjali Dance Festival of Thanjavur provides the artists of classical dances with a wonderful opportunity to display their artistic skills and creative talents.

One of the prominent Thanjavur festivals, the Natyanjali Dance Festival is organized within the sacred premises of the temples. The dancers perform their dance with perfection and complete dedication to the Supreme Being. The dance festival of Thanjavur or Tanjore usually takes place in Chidambaram which is located besides the mighty Bay of Bengal.

The Natyanjali Dance festival attracts dancers from all over India. Dressed in traditional costumes, the dancers display their talent and earn appreciation for their brilliant performance. The dance festival portrays the importance of the traditional performing arts of Thanjavur in the daily life of the local indigenous inhabitants of the ancient city of the state of Tamil Nadu.

The grand festival of the Natyanjali Dance festival is arranged by The Natyanjali Trust, Chidambaram, The Department of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu and The Department of Tourism, Government of India. The Natyanjali Dance Festival draws several tourists from far and wide who are thrilled with the marvelous presentation of the variety of classical dance forms.

An integral part of art and culture of Thanjavur, the Natyanjali Dance Festival reflects the rich cultural heritage and traditional legacy of the bygone era that has percolated to the modern age.

Last Updated on 06 December 2011