There are a number of beliefs about the origin of Jhumura Nach. The Sanskrit term jhu means outer space, the abode of the indescribable Krishna and mur means encircling, trickery or embracing. Naturally, in this dance there is predominance of circular movements and fast rhythm. During Rasalila, Krishna had vanished and the milk maids were heartbroken and started mourning. It is common belief that Jhumura Nach was composed on this theme.
(‘The legacy of Sattriya dance, drama and music’ by Bhabananda Barbayan, Nartanam, Apr – June 2016)

The entire Perini dance based on Jayappa’s Nritta Ratnavali and other authentic works has now been reconstructed. Some of the graceful stances struck in Perini are copied from the sculptures and frescoes found in Ramappa temple at Palampet, 40 miles from Warangal. It is said that the sculptured dance poses on the pillars, doors, panels and friezes of the temple are based on the description given in Nritta Ratnavali.
(‘Perini: A virile dance form’ by Gudipudi Srihari, Nartanam, Oct– Dec 2016)

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