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Chitra (चित्र) is a nakshatra. It is also a very common hindu name for the female child in India derived from the sanskrit word for portrait or picture. Girls born under the star Chitra (Chitirai) are sometimes given this name. A nakshatra (Devanagari: नक्षत्र) or lunar mansion is one of the 27 or 28 divisions of the sky, identified by the prominent star(s) in them, that the Moon passes through during its monthly cycle, as used in Hindu astronomy and astrology. ... A Hindu ( , Devanagari: हिन्दु), as per modern definition, is an adherent of the philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, and the religious, philosophical and cultural system that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ...


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Chitra, by Rabindranath Tagore (62 words)
He is of the Kshatriya or "warrior caste," and during the action is living as a Hermit retired in the forest.
NOTE: Chitra (Chitrangada, 1892) was first published in English in 1914.
It is now a public domain work and may be performed without royalties.
Chitra Visweswaran -India Bharatanatyam Dancer,india tamilnadu traditional classical dancer (243 words)
Chitra Visweswaran is one of the leading Bharatanatyam dancers in India today - her name has become synonymous with this Southern style of Indian Classical Dance.
She was given the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1987 and was conferred the " Padma Shri " by the President of India in 1992.
Chitra has recently been invited to occupy the Rabindarnath Tagore Chair of Fine Arts in the University of Madras and is the first dancer to do so.
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