ॐ Bharatanatyam, is a classical Indian dance form that originated in Tamil Nadu temples. It denotes various recent reconstructions of Sadir, the art of temple dancers called Devadasis. Described in the treatise Natya Shastra by Bharata around the beginning of the common era. Bharata Natyam is known for its grace, purity, and sculpturesque poses. A Hindu deity is considered a revered guest in his temple, to be offered sixteen hospitalities - among which are music and dance. Many Hindu temples traditionally maintained complements of trained musicians and dancers. In this Kali Yug (era) , the centre of most Indian arts is Bhakti (devotion); therefore, Bharata Natyam as a dance form and carnatic music set to it are deeply grounded in Bhakti. Lord Shiva is considered the God of this dance form, and is depicted as Nataraj in the cosmic dance. ॐ Aum namah shivaya