Brahan Natyanjali, a dance obeisance to Lord Brihadisvara, would be held at the Big Temple here from March 2 to 8.

V. Varadarajan, president of the Brahan Natyanjali Foundation, told reporters on Saturday that over 500 artistes from all over the country and abroad would participate. All forms of Indian dances such as Kathak, Mohiniyattam, Odissi, Chathriya, Kathakali and Bhrathanatyam would be performed. Some of the prominent artistes who would take part this year are Vempatti Chinnasathyan, Sridevi Rajan, Pdma Murali, Sandhya Brocha, Ambali Braharaj, K.V. Satyanatrayana , Swarnamalya and Rukmini Vijayakumar.

"Natyanjali assumes importance as this is the millennium year of the construction of the temple. Brahan Natyanjali Foundation was instrumental in organising the millennium celebration in which 1,000 artistes performed Bharathanatyam in September. Artistes evince interest in offering their obeisance to Brihadisvara, the Lord of dance," said Mr. Varadarajan.