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A fresh take on Bharathanatyam
Here is a new take on Bharathanatyam by Dr.M. Balamuralikrishna. In his composition “Na Jaaney Thava Dhyaanam Vina” in rag Hamir Kalyani, Dr. Balamuralikrishna gives a unique interpretation of the word “Bharatha” in “Bharathanatyam.” This is a video of Prince Rama Varma's lec-dem of the composition. Prince Rama Varma is also known as Aswathy Thirunal Rama Varma. He is a descendant of Maharajah Swati Thirunal. Prince Rama Varma is affectionately described as “"Prince among musicians and a Musician among Princes" by his rasikas.

If I understand it right, the argument is that, the usual three constituents of bhavam, ragam, and thalam would add up to Bharathaa (the last tha with a long “a” sound as in thalam (nedil in Tamil). But that is not the case. We call it Bharata natyam (tha with a short a or Kuril in Tamil). Sri Balamuralikrishna proposes, bhakthi (devotion), rakthi (emotional content/flavour) and tanmaya thuvam (aesthetics).