Indian dances are an ancient art form whose beginning can be traced to ‘Natya Ved’. It is based on Natya ved. Bharat has explained in detail the art of dance in Natya Shastra.
Initially, the object of dance was only spiritual elevation and the performance was only to worship the God. Such dances were called ‘Margi’ dance. Additionally, another dance style was also common, called ‘Desi’ which was for public entertainment. ‘Margi’ and ‘Desi’ dances have evolved into today’s classical dance forms.