31st January, 2016
Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, Laxman Bagh, Hyderabad
Founded in 1990 by Smt. Protima Gauri, this dance ensemble is regarded as one of the foremost dance groups committed to carrying Indian dance into the 21st century. Every aspect of their dance is crystal clear – be it movement, rhythm, sensuality, stillness, or command of space. Nrityagram’s dancers not only explore creative expansions of tradition but are also able to commission fresh compositions from leading Indian musicians. With a title derived from the sanskrit word Sri, meaning ‘the divine female principle’, Sriyah is a selected programme of works created by the company over the past decade
Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple in Laxman Bagh is a 400 year old temple. The main deity is Srinivas Perumal along with Sridevi and Bhudevi. Idol of Neela Devi is also seen in the sanctum. The utsava moorthy, idol of Godha Devi (Aandal) made out of copper was found in the temple tank over 100 years back. The Temple Chariot is unique, having seven storeys and measures approximately 40ft in height. Today, all temple festivals are celebrated in a grand way. Brahmotsavam is usually in February every year. The temple is being maintained by Shri Navneetlal Pittie.