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Temple Dancers Devadasis

Temple Dancers Devadasis. Though the devadasi practice has been discontinued, the dance form has become. It was during the reign of chodagangadeva, maharis was employed in the temples of puri.

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After chodagangadeva's death, ananabhimadeva built natyamandapa in the jagannath temple for the dance performances inside the temple. In temple they used to spend their time in worship of god and by singing and dancing for the god. All the requirements of devadasis were fulfilled by the grants given to the temples.

Some Kings Used To Invite Temple Dancers To Perform At Their Court For The Pleasure Of Courtiers And Thus Some Devadasis.

The temple is built on an elevated platform (of about 420,000 square feet (39,000 m 2) area),. After chodagangadeva's death, ananabhimadeva built natyamandapa in the jagannath temple for the dance performances inside the temple. In temple they used to spend their time in worship of god and by singing and dancing for the god.

Though The Devadasi Practice Has Been Discontinued, The Dance Form Has Become.

It was during the reign of chodagangadeva, maharis was employed in the temples of puri. All the requirements of devadasis were fulfilled by the grants given to the temples. This dance form originated in puri from the dances performed by devadasis (maharis) attached to the jagannath temple who performed dances in the nata mandapa of the temple to please the deities.

The Devadasis In Odisha Were Known As Maharis And The Dance Performed By Them Came To Be Known As Mahari Dance.

In some temple processions, the scholar susan bayly found, images of st thomas were carried along with those of hindu deities, and there are legends in which muslim and christian characters sit alongside their brahminical brothers and sisters. These devadasis were supposed to live the life of celibacy.

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