When We Dance in Circles for Vishnu

Dr. Siri Rama is fascinated by the expression of bhakti in Vaishnava sampradaya through dance and other rituals at the temple. She says, though the earliest extant text on the Natyashastra attributes the origin of dance to Lord Shiva, later texts of the medieval period attribute the origin of dance to Lord Vishnu . The dance movements influenced by Vaishnava sampradaya, tend to be in circles from Raas, Garba & Ringan to classical art forms like Bharatanatyam & Kuchipudi.