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Temple of Dedication, Nrityagram

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Temple of Dedication, a residential school for classical dance, was constructed in 1998 near Lake Hesaraghatta. It is decorated with beautiful carvings and motifs of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra in varied dancing poses. Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra was the teacher of the founder of the temple, Protima Gauri Bedi. Born on 8th January, 1926, Mohapatra was a renowned Indian classical dancer, guru, and promoter of Odissi dance form. He is also known for the restoration of Indian classical dance forms in the 20th century. The guru passed away on 7th April, 2004. The Temple of Dedication must be visited when touring Nrityagram.

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