Pandarika Vitthala was an orthodox Hoysala Karnataka Brahmin hailing from Saatanuru village in Karnataka. He wrote the Nartananirnaya in the 16th century. It revolves around the art of dance, but also deals with the music components like the cymbalist, drummer and singer. ('Nartananirnaya' of Pandarika Vitthala, by Priyasri V Rao, Nartanam, Oct-Dec 2002)

Perini, a dance performed in Prerna to evoke Shiva, flourished during the reign of the Kakatiya rulers of the Telugu country in the 10th-13th century. Performed by the warrior worshippers of Shiva, this dance belongs to the Tandava tradition - quick in tempo and depicting Veera Rasa. The dance was forgotten over the centuries, and after 700 years, Dr. Nataraj Ramakrishna revived it from its description in the Nritta Ratnavalli written (in 1253-54) by Jayapa Senapati - the 12th century commander-in-chief of the Kakatiya armies - and its depiction in the sculptures of the famous Ramappa temple near Warangal.

The Purulia Chhau dance style, patronized by tribals and farmers, had its origin in the Purulia district of W Bengal. Seraikella Chhau evolved and grew in the Seraikella princely state of Bihar. Mayurbhanj Chhau developed in the Mayurbhanj princely state in Orissa. The Purulia Chhau reflects the rural ethos and the traditions and conventions as followed by the tribals. In contrast, the Mayurbhanj and Seraikella forms mirror the sophistication of the princes of the two princely states.
('Chhau time' by Pisipati Sriram, Indian Express Chennai, Sept 27, 2001)

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