Its a classical Indian dance form originating in South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This dance form denotes various 19th and 20th century reconstruction of Sadir, the art of temple dancers. Sadir in turn is derived from ancient dance form that includes some acrobatic karanas. Bharata Natyam is usually accompanied by carnatic music. It has its inspirations from the sculptures of the ancient temple of Chidambaram ,. Bharata Natyam, as the name depicts is the combination of 'Bha'- bhavam( means expression), 'Ra'- ragam- (means music), 'Tha'- thalam(means beat or rhythm), 'Natyam'- (means dance) in Tamil.