International Odissi Festival 2003: Sangita Rangala performs Shiva Tandava Stotra
Director: Kelucharan Mohapatra
Duration: 00:13:42; Aspect Ratio: 1.364:1; Hue: 12.940; Saturation: 0.277; Lightness: 0.092; Volume: 0.255; Cuts per Minute: 0.438
Summary: The 2nd International Odissi Festival was organised by IPAP between August 28 - 31, 2003, in Washington D.C. Dedicated to the memory of Guru Pankaj Charan Das, who passed away in June 2003, it brought together Odissi dancers and scholars from all over the world.
Sangita Rangala is an Odissi dancer based in the USA. Here, she performs Shiva Tandava Stotra - Jata-tavi-galaj-jvala-pravaha-pavita-sthale in Raga Bhatiyar and Tala Khemta as a mangalacharan, followed by the sabha pranam.
Shiva Tandava Stotram is said to be composed by Ravana. Vigorous, almost athletic in metre, the composition describes Shiva in all his glory. His matted locks pulsate with the energy of the river Ganga. Snakes, poised to strike, adorn his arms, neck, waist and legs. Glory be to Shiva, who has a brilliant fire flaming on the surface of his forehead, and who wears the crescent moon as a jewel on his head. His third eye opens with the promise of complete destruction.