Bhakti Margam

Parimala Hansoge
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Parimala Hansoge is a very passionate and accomplished freelance performer teacher and a choreographer pursuing excellence in Bharatnatyam.She has received an intense Kalashetra style of dance training from eminent Gurus like Kalayogi Smt.Vandya Srinathand Guru Smt Mythili Raghavan. Having secured masters in Performing Arts degree from Nalanda Nrityakala Mahavidyalaya , Mumbai she has received a prestigious award “ Nritya Nipuna “ for her performance at Nalanda Nrityotsava 2014.She is also an empanelled artist of ICCR. Currently she is an approved Bharatnatyam tutor at Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) London.

Bhakti-Margam: Of the three Hindu religious paths to attain salvation- Jnaana Margam( Knowledge), Karma Margam (actions) and Bhakti Margam (devotion), “Bhakti Margam” or the devotional path enjoys the great popularity. The path of Bhakti being simple and less sophisticated enables one to dive into the mysteries of ancient techniques to quiet the mind, gain clarity, cultivate inner balance and establish a deeper connection with the Supreme Being. The ancient text also defines 9 types (Nava Vidha) of Bhakti to propitiate the divine.

In this Bharatanatyam rendition, Parimala unravels pure devotion mainly through Keertana (dancing in Praise of God) seeking the blessings of several Gods. She further delineates the character of Sita pining to be one with the Supreme Being Rama, the most powerful & protective God from the great epic of Ramayana. As she continues, she showcases the tradition of devotional love (Bhakti) being adapted to the Sublime Bhakti or Madhura Bhakti in “AshtaNayika”. The devotee in all facets replaces the language of bhakti to the secular love between the woman as Naayika and the Supreme Being as Naayaka the beloved. Eventually, the dancer emotes the essence of Sharanaagathi (Surrendering oneself to God) to attain Moksha -the ultimate release from the cycle of rebirths.