Bharata Natyam (Tamil: பரதநாட்டியம், Kannada: ಭರತನಾಟ್ಯ, Marathi: भरतनाट्यम) also spelled Bharatanatyam, is a classical Indian dance form that originated in the temples of South India. This dance form denotes various 19th- and 20th-century reconstructions of Sadir, the art of temple dancers called Devadasis. It was described in the treatise Natya Shastra by Bharata around the beginning of the common era. Bharata Natyam is known for its grace, purity, tenderness, and sculpturesque poses. Lord Shiva is considered the God of this…