The verses of Gita Govinda not only inspire dance forms, they also animate Rajput and Pahari miniature paintings, the temple architecture of Orissa and a host of other art forms all over India. ('Gita Govinda, Love Divine' by Chinmay Kumar Hota, Times of India, New Delhi, July19, 2001)

The temples at Bhubaneswar and stupas at Ratnagiri in Orissa exhibit the preoccupation of the sculptor with dance. The temples of Raja Rani, Parameswara and Lingaraja reverberate with dance and music. The figures are depicted with sthanas and charis described in the Natyasastra, showing the sculptor's keen sense of observation of movement. (Kapila Vatsyayan - Indian Classical Dance).

Abhilashitartha Chintamani, written by Someswara III, a western Chalukyan king in about 1131 AD is also known as Manasollasam. The work contains 457 slokas under the heading Nrityavinodini, describing the anga, upanga, pratyanga varieties. ("Textual Traditions in Dance: an overview" by P S R Appa Rao. Nartanam, Jan-Mar 2001)

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