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Which Kathak gharana focuses more on the spiritual aspects of the dance form?
1. Jaipur
2. Banaras
3. Lucknow
4. Bareilly

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Lucknow

The correct answer is Lucknow.

  • In the present era, three houses of Kathak dance are famous-
    • Lucknow Gharana - The principal artists of this dance form are Shri Bindadin Maharaj, Kalika Prasad ji, Shri Achchan Maharaj, Lachhu Maharaj, and Shambhu Maharaj.
    • Singing Thumri and telling expressions is the specialty of this Lucknow Gharana, whose main credit for the promotion is to Maharaj Bindadin.
    • Jaipur Gharana - The Jaipur Gharana refers to the Rajasthani tradition of Kathak dance.
    • Banaras Gharana - It is famous as 'Janaki Prasad Gharana'. Janaki Prasad was a resident of Varanasi.

  • The 'UP Sangeet Natak Akademi' was established on 13 November 1963.
  • 'Kathak dance' is the Shastri dance of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Kathak is the dance form of Rajasthan and North India.
  • In the medieval period, it was related to Krishna Katha and dance.
  • At present, Birju Maharaj has been its great lecturer.

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