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Odissi Enthralls Audience

Konark: The finale of 33rd Konark Festival 2022 filled the winter air with energetic classical dance showcases of Odissi and Kuchipudi on Monday.

The first set of performances saw Pravat Kumar Swain & Group of Nrutya Naivedya from Bhubaneswar performing three Odissi dance recitals of Surya Bandana, Pallavi and Sada Ripu choreographed by Guru Pravat Kumar Swain.

The performances were based on Hindu mythology and vedic scriptures.

The second half of the show saw two Kuchipudi performances by Jaikishore Mosalikanti & Group of Shivamohanam from Chennai. The troupe performed Tarangam depicted on Hindu deity Shri Krishna and Thillana that is usually performed for the finale of most South Indian classical dance repertoires.

The performances were based on Raag Kalyani and Adi Talam and were choreographed by Jaikishore Mosalikanti.

During the finale of the 12th International Sand Art Festival being held in Chandrabhaga beach, sand artists participating in the festival for the past five days were felicitated for showcasing the best of this unique artform.

The theme of the day was ‘World Peace’ and ‘Tribal Culture’ based on which captivating sand sculptures were created.

Orissa High Court Judge, Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty, IGP Central Range Narasingha Bhol, Chairman Odisha Tourism Development Corporation Lenin Mohanty, Chief Security Officer East Coast Railway PVS Santha Ram, Joint Director Tourism Biswajit Routray, and Chairperson, Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi  Aruna Mohanty were among the dignitaries witnessing the programs.