Nritta Ratnavali

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Kakatiya's have ruled for about 300 years from 11th to 14th centuries and left an indelible mark on the culural history of peninsular india.Jayasenapathi's Nritta Ratnavali is a remarkable example of their yeomen services to the field of arts.What is very significant about thi great dance treatise is that its author was a military general of the kakatiyas. Kakatiya heritage trust endeavours to project, preserve, promote, protect and propogate the contribution made by the kakatiyas to culture and their services to the society.

  • The word of Nritta is understood as abstract dance or the meditated movement of the body to mnemonic and solfa syllables.
  • Since there is no literary content i nthe song,the accent is on the trained human body.
  • Jayana realized the intrinsic connection between the physical and phychic and the importance of it.
  • The sanctity of and the powerful communication achived through the human bodywas understood by him before he embarked on a detailed desciption of the body movements in his 13th Century text, Nritta Ratnavali.

Nritta Ratnavali or Medaram Jatara is a tribal festival of honouring the goddesses celebrated in the state of Telangana, India.The Jatra begins at Medaram in Tadvai Mandal in Warangal district.[2] It commemorates the fight of a mother and daughter, Sammakka and Saralamma, with the reigning rulers against an unjust law. It is believed that after Kumbha Mela, the Medaram jatara attracts the largest number of devotees in the country. An estimated 10 million people gathered in 2012It is celebrated in Medaram during the time the goddesses of the tribals is believed to visit them. Medaram is a remote place in the Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, a part of Dandakaranya, the largest surviving forest belt