SHAKTI FESTIVAL (Syllabus: GS Paper 1 – Art and culture)

News-CRUX-10     11th April 2024        
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Context: To rejuvenate the Temple Traditions in the country Sangeet Natak Akademi, under the series of Kala Pravah, is organizing the festival under the title ‘Shakti a festival of music and dance’ during the holy Navaratri.

Shakti Festival

  • About: To rejuvenate the Temple Traditions in the country Sangeet Natak Akademi, under the series of Kala Pravah, is organizing the festival under the title ‘Shakti a festival of music and dance’.

oThe Akademi will organize the festival celebrating temple traditions under the title Shakti at seven different Shaktipeeths from 9th to 17th April 2024, in different parts of the country.

  • Organized by: Sangeet Natak Akademi, Ministry of Culture.
  • 7 Sakthipeeths

oKamakhya Temple - Assam

oMahalakshmi Temple - Maharashtra

oJwalamukhi Temple - Himachal Pradesh

oTripura Sundari - Tripura

oAmbaji Temple - Gujarat

oJai Durga Shaktipeeth - Jharkhand

oMaa Harsidhi Temple - Madhya Pradesh

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Sangeet Natak Akademi

  • About: The national level academy for performing arts set up by the Government of India.
  • Origin: It was set up by the Indian education ministry on 31 May 1952 and became functional the following year, with the appointment of its first chairman, Dr. P. V. Rajamannar.
  • Awards: The Akademi Ratna and Akademi Puraskar represent the pinnacle of achievement in the performing arts at a national level.
  • Excellence Standard: They symbolize the highest standard of excellence attained within the realm of performing arts.
  • Chairman Appointment: By the President of India for a term of five years.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Culture.
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