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Importance of Aesthetics

Rasa and dhvani are two key concepts of Indian aesthetics (rasashastra). The former addresses the nature of aesthetic experience, the latter the meaning of poetic words.

Aesthetics, the study of beauty and form, owes its name to the German philosopher, Alexander Baumgarten, who claims that humans experience the world in two fundamental ways—logically and aesthetically. Logical experience contrasts with the aesthetic as follows: If one steps on a thorn, it will prick him/her (logical). If one looks at a sunset, one will experience an ecstatic sense of beauty (aesthetic).

Indian aesthetics

Indian art evolved with an emphasis on inducing special spiritual or philosophical states in the audience, or with representing them symbolically. According to Kapila Vatsyayan, "Classical Indian architecture, sculpture, painting, literature (kāvya), music, and dancing evolved their own rules conditioned by their respective media, but they shared with one another not only the underlying spiritual beliefs of the Indian religio-philosophic mind, but also the procedures by which the relationships of the symbol and the spiritual states were worked out in detail."

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Thayambaka
by    Kalamandalam Aneesh and Rajkumar
time 8.30 am 22nd Sept
Mohiniyattam
by   Kalamandalam Prajeesha
time 5.30 pm 22nd Sept
Kathakali Keechakavadham
by   Kalanilayam Anil Kumar
time 6 pm at SMR Vinay Galaxy Hoodi Circle
on the 22nd of September
 
Kathakali Kiraatham
at Heritage Apartments on the 28th of Sept 2013
Thayambaka by two 11 year old artists- at Heritage Apartments on 29th Sept at 10.30 am
A fusion about our art forms at Y's Men International on 29th Sept at 1pm

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