9 Feb 2024

Madhya Pradesh: 50th Khajuraho Dance Festival from Feb 20; Over 1500 artistes will make this unique world record in Kathak Kumbh

The celebration of the country's rich culture and heritage is going to be inaugurated in the form of Khajuraho Dance Festival from 20th February. 

The land of UNESCO World Heritage Site Khajuraho will once again resonate with classical dance performances. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture, Tourism and Religious Trusts and Endowments, Dharmendra Singh Lodhi said that the the eminent folk dancers coming from all over the country to the land of Bundelas will enthrall with the sound of their Ghunghrus and the rhythm of their steps. 


Khajuraho Dance Festival started in 1975 and this year it is celebrating its golden jubilee year. To make this achievement special and memorable, Kathak-Kumbh is being organized by the Culture Department, in which on the first day on February 20, 2024, 1500 to 2000 Kathak dance artists will present a mass dance "Kathak-Kumbh". The target has been set to establish a 'world record'.

Khajuraho Dance Festival is organized every year in Khajuraho by the Culture Department through Ustad Alauddin Khan Music and Art Academy, Madhya Pradesh Culture Council, Bhopal with the participation of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department and Archeology Department. This festival will be held till 26 February on the huge Muktakashi stage between the Chandela era Kandariya Mahadev Temple and Devi Jagadamba Temple inside the Western Temple Group complex.

So far, young and senior artists of all the major classical dance styles of India like Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kathak, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Yakshagana, Manipuri etc. have spread the aura of their art in the Khajuraho Dance Festival.

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