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  Ras Leela,Performing Rasleela,Krishna Ras Leela
Rasleela is a divine sport (Kreeda), which Sri krishna played with his gopis on the banks of river Yamuna in Vrindavan.
Rasleelas are usually performed in the local language, Brajbhasa, which is somewhat similar to Hindi language and therefore easy to understand.
Rasleelas are performed by various renowned theater groups, plays are stages with celebrities playing the lead roles to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna.
www.krishnajanmashtami.com /performing-rasleela.html   (488 words)

  
 Manipuri,Classical Dance,North-east India,Manipur,Indian Dances,Meithei,Nupapala,Nupipala,Temple,Dancer
Rasleela forms the core of the classical tradition.
There are different kinds of Rasleelas where Radha and Sri Krishna dance with the gopis.Every Ras is preceded with a rupapala or a male Sankirtana which serves the purpose of purvaranga or the prelude.
Rasleela lays emphasis on lyrical grace and delicacy of hand gestures.
focustoindia.com /manipuri_indian_classical_dance.html   (483 words)

  
 Unique Features
Within Tandava, there is Gunthanam which is the direct counterpart of Lasya and performed in the famous Rasleelas.
The costumes of the Manipuri Rasleela are some of the most resplendent among Indian dances.
It is believed that Maharaja Bhagyachandra, the propounder of Vaishnavism in Manipur and the founder of Rasleela and Sankirtan, saw the costumes in his dream and got them made accordingly.
poushali.tripod.com /id3.html   (628 words)

  
 Manipuri Dance: both ritualistic and recreational
Among the classical categories, 'RasLeela' - a highly evolved dance drama, choreographed on Vaishnav Padavali’s, is the highest expression of artistic genius, devotion and excellence of the Manipuris.
The world poet was fascinated with the lovely and charming Manipuri Rasleela at Machhimpur, a Bishnupriya Manipuri locality in the modern Sylhet District in Bangladesh in 1920.
He immediately decided to open a new department of Manipuri Dance in his Shantiniketon in Calcutta.[Note 1.7] Consequently, he invited Guru Senarik Singha Rajkumar, - a native of kalijar downtown Silchar of Assam and Guru Nileshwar Mukharjee of kamlganj thana of undivided Sylhet district.
manipuri.20m.com   (6535 words)

  
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Men are not permitted to see these and have to face hilarious punishments if they are caught peeping in.
Ramleela and Rasleela are two important forms of religious folk theatre.
The Rasleela depicts scenes from the life of Shri Krishna.
www.vjads.com /hpswang.htm   (696 words)

  
 seemyindia
The paintings in the Thakur Dwaaram Titowali temple here are much admired by tourists.
The theme of the paintings is the Rasleela of Sri Kiishna.
The town is also known for its Vedic research centre.
www.seemyindia.com /punjab/punjab-hoshiarpur.htm   (44 words)

  
 Introduction to Manipuri Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In the Mahabharata, Manipur is mentioned as the meeting place of Arjuna, the third pandava and Chitrangada, the crown Princess of Manipur.
Spurred by the example of Lord Krishna and Srimati Radhika immersed in Rasleela, their privacy guaranteed by Lord Siva as the gatekeeper, Goddess Parvati had requested Lord Siva dance with her.
The myth and lore of Manipur refers to the supreme deity or Dau Seidaba rubbing hands to create from the Gods and Goddesses the human being to people the new land Manipur.
stormloader.com /users/manipuri   (1370 words)

  
 Rasleela
Therefore the physical body consisting of 5 elements was burnt out (and so there was nothing physical in the Rasleela.
That is what is believed happened in the Rasleela.
It is said that when Krishna played the flute that magical night, only the Gopis heard it.
www.dalsabzi.com /bhaagvad/rasleela.htm   (1047 words)

  
 UMass Amherst: Asian Arts & Culture Program -Festival of India: An Evening of Dance & Music
Manipur, a small state in the Northeast region of India maintains a unique style of dance that is both feminine and vigorous in its technique.
Connected closely to the religious rituals and ceremonies, the repertoire consists of many dances that re-tell Hindu mythic tales of Lord Krishna like Rasleela as well as Pung Cholom (dance with the drum), and Thang Ta (martial arts style movements).
The Manipur Nartanalaya is devoted to the preservation, perpetuation and propagation of Arts of Manipur and continues to do exemplary research, publication, performances, training and creative work.
www.umass.edu /fac/calendar/asian/events/Festivalof3.html   (420 words)

  
 Tehelka - The People's Paper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It was the day before Holi, and rasleela was being performed in the temples and ashrams of Vrindavan.
The rasleela stage looked like all the primary colours had come to life and boy-actors who had done their own make-up — the kajal, the sandal paste dots — with their deft 10-to-16 year-old hands, performed comedy, song, dance, repartee, sometimes a riotous dance of Krishna as a peacock to the words of Surdas.
The crowd at the front would strain to touch the feet of the Krishna and Radha actors; at this moment they are the divine couple.
www.tehelka.com /story_main11.asp?filename=Cr041605Radha_in.asp   (987 words)

  
 Divine Import of Krishna LeelaSpirituality - Indiatimes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This failure, in turn, gives rise to innumerable doubts and even lead to vehement protests objecting to Krishna's leela s — like the rasleela between Krishna and the gopi s.
Moreover, rasleela was in reality bhavleela, completely devoid of corporeal sensations.
It was the celestial, atmik form of a gopi that used to participate in ras.
spirituality.indiatimes.com /cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=260227   (662 words)

  
 -- Beliefnet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
These two cities become a major pilgrimage centre too during this festive season, where a huge number of people head to participate in the festivities.
Celebratory programmes including the Rasleela, a form of dance, are organised on this day where young boys and girls gather to dance to the glory of the Lord.
In the western part of India, the day is also marked by the breaking of handis (pots) containing butter and curd, which are hung at great heights suspended with ropes between buildings of a locality or across the city square.
www.beliefnet.com /story/85/story_8599_2.html   (564 words)

  
 Uma Sharma - Kathak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
She has performed extensively at home and abroad, and has striven to sustain the tradition of bhava in Kathak.
She has also enriched Kathak with elements of the traditional Rasleela of Brindaban and broadened its textual content using contemporary Hindi-Urdu poetry.
Collaborating with musicians and composers like naina Devi, Pannalal Kathak and Shiva Prasad who had a deep understanding of Kathak, she has created a large number of delectable compositions enriching the repertoire of Kathak.
www.indiansarts.com /UmaSharmapage.htm   (167 words)

  
 museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The study of Dummy horses, the Gindad, The Dhap and the traditional Khyal forms of Chidava and Kuchaman, the Rasiyas of Bharatpur, the Karauli Khyals and the Alibuxy Khyal and Sangeet Dangals of Alwar were also undertaken.
The Rasleela and the Ramleela forms of Rajasthan prevalent in Bharatpur, Dholpur and Jaipur, the Turra, Kalangi, Gauri and Rasdhari forms of Mewar, the various ballad forms like Pabuji, Bhagdewat are popular even now in Rajasthan.
In order to enrich our study and collection of folk art objects we had to undertake intensive tour of rural and urban area.
www.hotelsofudaipur.com /blkm/museum.htm   (1839 words)

  
 Horoscope - Deccan Herald - Internet Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This ceremony is so popular that Krishnastami has come to be synonymous with the ceremony of Dahi-handi.
The day is marked with performances of Rasleela, fasting, feasting and prayer.
Krishna's capital, Dwarka, located on the Kutch coast, is one of the four holy cities - char dham - of India.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/images/krishna.asp   (888 words)

  
 History of All States of India
The Manipuri waistcoat is another gem of artistry that is in great demand both within and outside the state.
Rajarsee Bhagyachandra of Manipur created the well-known dance called Rasleela.
Centering on Lord Krishna, the Rasleela reveals the mythological concepts related with the formation of the state.
www.budgetstays.com /link/manipur.htm   (847 words)

  
 An Argument for the use of traditional elements in modern drama : Entertainment News : IndiaExpress.Com
In almost all the traditional theatre forms, we find the presence of social criticism.
Even in forms like Rasleela and Ankia Nat, which are basically religion-and temple-based theatre, we have the contemporary life and social and secular values expressed through the vidushak(jester) or minor characters.
In the song dialogue they keep their mythical gods and heroes to their divine superhuman level.
www.indiaexpress.com /news/entertainment/20010821-1.html   (1516 words)

  
 All about Manipur, Manipur travel guide
A land of exotic natural exuberance, Manipur is culturally rich traditionally ancient.
One of the seven sisters of the north east, Manipur is the land of Rasleela and the exotic natural beauty.
The religious people are always smiling and hospitable.
www.t2northeastindia.com /manipur.php   (650 words)

  
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In Subhadra Kumari Chauhan's celebrated poem, a little boy longs to play Krishna on the Kadamb tree.
Miniatures hailing from Kangra, Basoli and Guler vividly depict the Blue Flautist playing rasleela in the shade of the same tree.
We have known that plants have medicinal value, but is that all?
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2005052300860400.htm&date=2005/05/23/&prd=mp&   (744 words)

  
 Meenakshi Shanker's Blog : Hey U Indian ! Think again !, Meenakshi Shanker blogs on sulekha, Personal blogs, Meenakshi ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The land where Vatsayana researched and wrote his Kama Sutra while in a religious school.
The land of folklores and myths, of eternally entranced gopikas and their cosmic dances with Krishna, where each gopika believed Krishna was with her and her alone, embodied in the Rasleela.
The temple sculptors that show the goddesses and gods, their mostly naked bodies intertwined, all captivating and never discomforting.
www.sulekha.com /blogs/blogdisplay.aspx?cid=35874   (588 words)

  
 About Poushali
The same interest also motivated her to take training in
where she teaches her students the various styles of Manipuri Dance - Rasleela, Cholom, Thang-ta and Mridang playing - according to the scientific system of training devised by Guru Bipin Singh.
Nandanik has already produced fine dancers, many of whom have received scholarships and degrees from Pracheen Kala Kendra, as well as Shringarmoni titles from Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai.
poushali.tripod.com /id8.html   (801 words)

  
 Light on the Way - www.ezboard.com
Let's share some of the most inspiring lines
I want to appologise to all but mostly Rasleela, I have had hard fights this past year and I am afraid it has made me too serious.
I now realise I have been looking in the wrong place.
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 More Photographs of Nalagarh Fort Resort
Swimming Pool in sylvan surroundings in Nalagarh Fort
The 'Rasleela Bagh' in Nalagarh Fort, an ideal setting for basking in the sun
No part of this site may be reproduced without permission.
www.caravantraveltalk.com /nalagarh-photos.htm   (58 words)

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