Gaudiya Nritya is an age-old classical dance form of Bengal. From 4th
century B.C. to 18th century AD, Bengal has its unique sculptures and paintings of
this dance form, which are the irrefutable proof of this dance form of Bengal.
It is a composite art-form enriched with drama, poetry, colours and
Besides its roots in Natyasastra, its evolution and growth can
also be traced to the tradition of dance and some of the dance-forms
existing in Gaud Banga. It is an art that is meant primarily for spiritual
expression and it was obviously a temple art at the outset.