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Mohiniattam dance from developed originally in which state?

[A]. Tamil Nadu
[B]. Orissa
[C]. Kerala
[D]. Karnataka

Answer: Option C


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Randhir Verma said: (Jan 4, 2012)  
Mohiniyattam, also spelled Mohiniattam, is a traditional South Indian dance from Kerala that achieved its refined form during Maharaja Swathi Thirunal`s rule in the 16th century. It is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms. It is considered a very graceful dance meant to be performed as a solo recital by women. The term Mohiniyattam comes from the words "Mohini" meaning a woman who enchants onlookers and "aattam" meaning graceful and sensuous body movements. The word "Mohiniyattam" literally means "dance of the enchantress". The dance involves the swaying of broad hips and the gentle movements of erect posture from side to side. There are approximately 40 different basic movements, known as 'atavukal' in Mohiniyattam.

Sumit said: (Sep 23, 2013)  
Please give detail about name of classical dance in India?

Rahul Gandhi said: (Jan 4, 2014)  
Bharata Natyam.

Pravallika said: (Jan 21, 2014)  
Yaa. Really so many classical dances are in India. So we will be proud to be in India.

Renuka Prasad H N said: (Jun 6, 2014)  
Can you give the details of the dance prevalent in all the States.

Thrylokya said: (Dec 21, 2014)  
Mohiniyattam, also spelled Mohiniattam is a classical dance from Kerala, India. Believed to have originated in 16th century CE, it is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms recognized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi. It is considered a very graceful form of dance meant to be performed as solo recitals by women.

Parwaz Naiyar said: (Aug 17, 2015)  
Mohiniyattam is famous dance for Tamilnadu.

Tripthi said: (Oct 17, 2015)  
No Parwaz Naiyar the famous dance of Tamilnadu is Bharatanatyam.

Kamar Ansari said: (Jan 8, 2016)  
Actress Hema Malini is the famous dancer of Mohiniattam.

Poonam said: (Jan 12, 2016)  
@Rahul gandhi, this one is your answer.

Dance form: State of origin.

Bharatanatyam: Tamil nadu.

Kathak: Northern India (uttar pradesh).

Kathakali: Kerala.

Kuchipudi: Andhra pradesh.

Manipuri: Manipur.

Mohiniyattam: Kerala.

Odissi: Odisha.

Sattriya: Assam.

Ghoomar: Rajasthan.

Thang Ta: Manipur.

Bipllab Boruah said: (Feb 20, 2016)  
Yes Mohiniyattam is a famous dance.

Bindu said: (May 4, 2016)  
Thank you, @Poonam.

Sunil Rathod said: (Sep 14, 2016)  
Yakshagana also a unique style of Karnataka.

Adhiraj Yadav said: (Sep 26, 2016)  
Yes, right @Sunil.

How can you forget Yakshagana?

Adhiraj Yadav said: (Sep 26, 2016)  
Lavani Bharud and Gana are the forms of Maharashtra.

Haneef said: (Oct 17, 2017)  
Mohiniyattam, also spelled Mohiniattam is one of two classical dances of India that developed and remain popular in the state of Kerala. Mohiniyattam dance gets its name from the word Mohini" a mythical enchantress avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, who helps the good prevail over evil by deploying her feminine powers.

Aashu Pandey said: (Sep 7, 2018)  
Nice and helpful. Thanks all.

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