Danseuse of Konark!

An epitome of grace,
as figurine in  tribhanga
The ultimate superfluous aura radiates
in the dancing statuette …
on beats pulsating,reverberate which the atoms of air
she steps on earth,kissing the soil of her motherland
with hands folded in a lotus shape,
her fingers offer the love of her heart,
she, the classic danseuse of  Konark!
Behind her, wheels of the royal chariot of Sun stand
withstanding years of scorching heat and sordid weather
The rustic sandstone roughens every moment
while her feet thumps in rhythm ,on every beat of the Mridanga!
Echoes the melancholic intense love of Geet Govinda,
sways the sculptured posture like a waving petal…
tenderly mesmerizing the ambience
in every atom of the milieu …
 starts the Abhinaya.


What an enchanting sight!
an alluring panorama…
The vista shines in flamboyance
in the ethereal dance
with the myriad hues of heaven…


Tribhanga: Pose of Odissi dance.

Mridanga: Indian drum,                           

Abhinaya: an Odissi dance form
Geet Govinda: an epic in form of verse written by Jaidev




7 thoughts on “Danseuse of Konark!

  1. neelkanth June 7, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    The poem coupled with an elegant photo make an interesting reading.

    • soumyav June 9, 2014 / 11:48 am

      Thank you so much Neeraj. Glad you liked it

  2. vishalbheeroo June 8, 2014 / 12:59 am

    Beautiful tribute to the Konark dancer who sways to her passion and wears her mojo in style:)

    • soumyav June 9, 2014 / 11:49 am

      Its a pleasure to watch the performance live then and there. Yet Iam happy I could put some imagery here in words

  3. Vidya April 3, 2015 / 10:02 pm

    Fantastic mind blowing photo!

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