Sattriya is one of the famous Indian Classical form the north eastern parts of the Indian sub continent. The Sattriya Nritya is the original dance form of the north eastern Indian state of Assam. The dance form is primarily a homage to the Vasihnava sect of Hinduism and the plays are mainly dedicated to the lives of Lord Krishna and Lady Radha or their previous avatars Lord Rama and Lady Sita.
The Sattriya dance form is one of the most soothing and serene dance compositions of all. The inception of this dancing concept is most early recorded in the written Sanskrit scriptures of Natya Shashtra by Bharat Muni.
The modern discovery of this Sattriya Nritya is however accomplished during the 14th century CE Bhakti Movement when a certain sage Srimanta Sankaradev devised the modern style of Sattriya. The Sattriya Nritya dance form is mainly composed of a one act play commonly called Ankiya Nat where the dancers perform the devotional play in a single scene. The dance is a very ornamented dance of aesthetic nature that explores the love relation of Vishnu avatar in a ballad form. The modern day Sattriya is also done with fusion themes.