|National Award-winning director Gnana Rajasekaran
recently shot a Melattur Bhagavata Mela sequence for his forthcoming
Tamil-English bilingual film ‘Ramanujan.’
|Ramananda Raya (minister of Prataparudra Deva, who ruled over Odisha in mid15th century) was a devout Vaishnava and he introduced the custom of temple dances performed by boys dressed as girls.|
|The paper manuscript of Prahlad Natak (Odiya dance drama
form) by Raja Ramakrushna Chhotaray is preserved in the Odisha State
Museum. The manuscript was collected from Madras Oriental Manuscript Library.