Pune : 1188 Kathak dancers from Maharashtra attempt for record in Limca Book Of Records

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1188 Kathak dancers from 20 cities of Maharashtra participated in the “Nrityachakra” event on 25 February at Maharashtriya Mandal’s Chandrasekhar Agashe College Grounds

in Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra.

The original idea of this mystical event was conceived by Jyoti Mansukhani and was given shape by renowned Kathak danceuse Asmita Thakur. 

This event was an attempt for Limca Book of Records. Ninad Deshmukh and Abhay Thakar, Gazetted officers were the verifiers and Dr. Santosh Gosavi and Vijaya Joshi, Principal of DES school were the witnesses on this occasion.

The history of Kathak dance is traced through three periods i.e. Vedic period, court tradition and modern period. Special music composition for this program was done by Amod Kulkarni. All the learned and famous Kathak gurus of Maharashtra supported this program. Kathak dancers in the age group of 18 to 62 participated in this program. 

Excellence, discipline, integrity, sincere efforts and self-indulgence was truly a divine feeling! The dancers seemed to have awakened Nateswara from the energy created by dancing in such large numbers. After 20 minutes of continuous dancing together, various compositions based on Kathak dance such as Meera Bhajan, Tarana, Kalbhairvashtakam, Devi Drupada were performed by participants from different cities.

Tejaswini Sathe, Dr. Madhuri Apte and Rasika Gumaste also actively participated in organising this grand event.