How to Wear a Bharatanatyam Dance Dress
how to Wear Bharatanatyam Dress

How to wear bharatanatyam dance dress is an important aspect which need perfect attention since its gonna be performed in Stages in front of Audience

Dance Costumes are usually made in 2 styles.

  1. Pant costume
    1. Basically a Pant style costume, which consist of Pant, Blouse, Fan, Bask and Thavani for Adults
  2. Skirt Costume
    1. Which consist of Skirt attached with Fan, Blouse,Bask and Thavani for Adults

Dancers wear costumes made of silk sarees with gold zari designs. The pleats in these costumes opens beautifully when the dancer forms a particular posture especially Arai mandi (half sitting) and Muzhu Mandi (full sitting). 

how to wear bharatanatyam dance dress – Pictorial Representation

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Head Set with Chandra Suryan (moon and sun shaped hair ornament)

Jummki (earring with upward extension)


Mattal (forehead)

Oddiyanam (waist band)

Nathu and Bullaku (nose ring)

Long Mala – Muthu Mallai or Mango Haram (long necklace)

Short Mala – Necklace (choker)

2 Vaanki (arm bands)

Bangles (colored bangles to match your dress)

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Flowers & Hair Accessories :

Kunjalam (Three cotton pom pom’s to tie at the end of a braid)
2 Rubber Bands
Hair Extension (to tie a long plait with)
Real or fake Flowers – White and Orange (string of flowers, usually white)
A pair of Scissors
Black String

Make up:

Pancake / Pan Stick

Eye Shadow (to match dress)
Face Powder
Liquid Foundation
Red Lip Color
Red Nail Polish
Eye Liner
Kohl (dark black)
Eyelash Curler
Alta (a red colored liquid that the dancers use to decorate their hands and feet)container
A small Container
Cotton Buds
Safety Pins

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