Dance is a form of communication that brings out the innermost feelings and at the same time depicts the cultural aspects of a civilization. It is the form of vibration of our body and mind and a form of worship through which a dancer can reach an eternal bliss. Indian classical dances are dances of the mind and soul and are extremely traditional. They along with folk dances present a spectacular and gorgeous aspect of the magnificent and continuous Indian dance tradition.
Beauty is an essential attribute of the Divine. Absolute Beauty and the Divine are one and the same. The Divinity is indescribably beautiful, aesthetic, tender, sweet, subtle, charming and attractive. Therefore, in Indian Classical Dance, very much emphasis is put on the divine beauty of the dance-movements as well as the divine appearance of the dancer.
Dance which is created through rhythmic movements is very sensuous but the experience of ananda (bliss) it evokes is very spiritual. Rasa (mood or flavour) as the cause of ananda (bliss) is considered fundamental and the essence of beauty and harmony in Indian aesthetics. Since He, the Supreme Being is there in everything, the greater the expression of spirituality and divinity in a piece of art, the richer the expression of bliss.