Tillana is a nritta item comprising of beautiful and graceful pure dance steps along with a number of alluringly sculpturesque poses and varied patterns of movements.
Each adavu is executed in Vilambit (slow), Madhya (medium) and Dhrut (fast) kaala (speed) with a meticulous combination of the adavus, resulting in scintillating teermaanams. It ends in Dhrut kaala, thus impressing and spell bounding the audience.
Composed in specific raaga and taala, tillana comprises of pallavi, anupallavi and a sahitya which is in praise of God or the Diety in the temple or the King who has built the temple where the dance used to be performed.
Pushpãnjali | Alãrippu | Jatiswaram | Shabdam | Varnam | Padams | Tillana | Mangalam