Thanjavur Ponniah Pillai adopted the mudra 'Guruguhadasa' as he was a great admirer of Muthuswami Diskhitar, whose mudra was 'Guruguha.'

The people of Seraikella in the heart of Singhbhum district (Bihar) dedicate their Chaitraparva festival (spring festival) to Ardhanariswara, a composite form of Siva-Shakti, half male half female, symbolizing creation and fertility.

In the Mughal style, we see men dancers in contrast to the many women dancers of the Jain style. ('Indian Classical Dance' by Kapila Vatsyayan, chapter 'Kathak').

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