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‘Rajarajeswaram 1000' enters Limca Book of Records

Padma Subramanyam and group performing Bharathanatyam as part of the Millenium celebrations of the big temple in Thanjavur on Saturday. Photo: M. Srinath  

On September 25, 2010, 1,000 dancers performed at the Brihadeeswara Temple in Thanjavur as an offering on the occasion of the 1,000th anniversary of the temple's consecration.

Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam (president, ABHAI) choreographed three items and led from the front.

The event, Brhanan-Natya Yagna was organised by the Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India (ABHAI), Chennai, and Brihan Natyanjali Foundation, Thanjavur.

The event has entered the Limca Book of Records as National Record 2012. Both Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam and ABHAI have received citations.

Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, in a telephone conversation, said that she was happy about the recognition, which came as a huge surprise.

“I was not aware that it had been sent to Limca for consideration. I thank K.S. Sudhakar of Swathi Soft Solutions, who documented and helped stream the event. Apparently he also sent it up to Limca.

“I'm happy for all the dancers, who participated with dedication in the event,” she added.

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