10 Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav – 2014
Enjoy unique martial dance forms : Thanga, Raibanshe and Mallkhamb
Scores of national and international artistes are all set to stun houseful of visitors with their scintillating performances at three days Dhauli-Kalinga Mahotsav organized at the foothills of Dhauli Shanti Stupa, a Japanese Buddhist temple, located in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.
Showcasing various dance forms, the main highlights of this year’s festival included excellent amalgamation of martial traditions like Thanga Dance from Manipur, Raibanshe from West Bengal and Mallkhamb Dance from Puri.
The martial dances showcased a great chemistry of various martial art postures blending beautifully with graceful dance movements.
Martial art forms are developed and practiced in India since ancient times. This festival is a unique outlet and a great medium to create awareness about different martial art forms amongst the masses.
While Dhauli Mahotsav will witness concerts of classical and folk dance and music by synthesising religion and faith, Kalinga Mahotsav will send the message of peace through martial dances.