Bhubaneswar: The tenth edition of the two-day Bharat Muni Festival hosted by Odissi dancer Puspita Mishra’s Kalingayana Touryatrikam began at Rabindra Mandap, here, on Saturday. 

The inaugural evening of the festival, witnessed the performance of Odissi by the artistes of Kalingayana Touryatrikam, Kuchipudi by Anupama Mohan, Indian Classical Dance Fusion by Ratheesh Babu and Sandhya Manoj and Carnatic Vocal by Renuka Prasad and Sweta Prasad.

The second evening of the festival will showcase Odissi by Suhag Nalini Das, Kathak by Uma Dogra and Bharatnatyam by Poornima Ashok.

Padma Vibhushan Yamini Krishnamurthy Ji will be conferred with the Bharat Muni Samman for the year 2018 on the concluding evening of the festival on Sunday.