Source: narthaki.com; Photo Courtesy: Maha Maya festival

The three day festival was inaugurated on 4th January 2013 at Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore, by Govind Karjol (Minister for Minor Irrigation and Kannada & Culture, Govt of Karnataka), chief guest B. Jayashree (actress and Member of Rajyasabha), Vyjayanthi Kashi (Chairperson, Karnataka Sangeeth Nritya Academy) and Guru MR Krishnamurthy (Founder, Kalakshiti). In the evening at Ravindra Kalakshetra, students of Dept of Performing Arts, Bangalore University, presented Bharatanatyam conducted by Dr. D.S. Kamath, a former disciple of US Krishna Rao. Kathakali exponent Prabal Gupta presented female impersonation, Hema Panchmukhi and group presented Bharatanatyam, Nirupama and Rajendra presented duet and group Kathak paying tributes to Prof. US Krishna Rao.

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Nadam ensemble