Kathak is one of the major classical dance-forms from India. It derives its name from the word 'Katha' meaning 'story telling'. It emphasises on grace, postures, facial expressions, hand and leg movements and rhythm or 'Tala'. It started in the temples of India with the dancer offering prayers to the almighty in the form of Kathak. It is famous for its delicate nuances of expression to the accompaniment of soulful poetry in the form of 'Thumri', 'Tarana' or 'Holi'.