Folk Arts of Karnataka

‘SIRI’ – Ritual of Hiriadka

'SIRI' - RITUAL OF HIRIADKA 'Hiriyadka' is a small town centre situated on the west of Udupi Taluk, 12 km away from the Udupi Town. ...

Aati Kalanja

AATI KALANJA 'Aati Kalanja' is a ritualistic folk dance performed by the 'Nalke' Community. Kalanja is the  name of a minor spirit, who is in...

Bhutha Kola

BHUTHA KOLA In Coastal Karnataka (Dakshina Kannada District, India) the term 'bhuuta' means a divine spirit which deserves periodic propitiation. The cult is practiced  from...

Bisu Kamsale Dance

The Kamsale dance is named after the instrument held in hands of the dancer. The Kamsale artistes or dancers are found in the Kannada...

Bolak Aat

According  to a legend 'Lord vishnu' took various avatars (in Carnation) for the destruction of the evil demons. To destroy the demon 'Bhasmasura'  Vishnu...

Doddata

DODDATA In Northern Karnataka the open theater folk performance takes place which is similar to the muudalapaaya yakshagana. geographically  the northern style of folk theater...

Dollu Kunitha

DOLLU KUNITHA OR DOLLU DANCE Dollu is a percussion instrument which is used in the group dance of the "Kuruba's" community in North Karnataka area....

Folk Arts & Dances of Karnataka

FOLK ARTS & DANCES OF KARNATAKA Folk performing arts represent the cultural segments of a particular region and language. The performances presented on the stage or open...

Gaarudi Gombe

GAARUDI GOMBE OR TATTIRAAYA GIANT SIZED DOLLS OR PUPPETS(PROCESSION PUPPETS) In Karnataka the street procession performance includes the giant sized dolls or the puppets made...

Gondaligara Ata

GONDALIGARA ATA (NARRATIVE PERFORMING ART OF NORTH KARNATAKA) Gondaliga's are "Ambha Bhavani worshipers, either two or three artiste  together  gives theatrical performance in North Karnataka  and...

Personalities of Udupi

A Ishwarayya

A ISHWARAYYA "SHABARI" R. T. Marg, pp. M. G. M. College Udupi - 576 102, Karnataka, India Phone: 91 820 2523492 Mobile: 98452 43229 Education: Graduate in English Literature Profession: Joined "UDAYAVANI" as...

B P Bairi

Barkur Parameshwara Bairi, the well known artist, and an expert on Rangoli, was popularly known as B P Bairi. He was born on November...

Bhagavat Kalinga Navada

Its ten years already since Kalinga Navada is not amidst us, but his soul is. Known for his melodious voice, modularities, and the depth,...

Dr. K.Shivaram Karanth

The contributions of Late Dr. Kota Shivaram Karanth (1902-1997) the great writer of this century, scholar, educationist, encyclopaedist, lexicographer, theater expert and environmentalist etc, etc were...

Dr. Tonse Madhava Anantha Pai

DR. TONSE MADHAVA ANANTHA PAI Manipal is distinct from any other place of learning. The uniqueness of Manipal is its transformation from a barren hill...

Dr. Tonse Madhava Anantha Pai

Dr. Tonse Madhava Anantha Pai Manipal is distinct from any other place of learning. The uniqueness of Manipal is its transformation from a barren hill...

Haji Abdullah Haji Kasim Saheb Bahadur

HAJI ABDULLAH HAJI KASIM SAHEB BAHADUR Haji Abdullah is the founder president of the Corporation Bank. The Canara Banking Corporation Udupi Limited, which was started...

K S Haridasa Bhat

Late Prof. K S Haridasa Bhat (1924), a distinguished scholar (Visharada - 1944), (Vidwan-1945), M.A. (Economics-1949), Certificate-ISVE, Italy (1963), served as Professor of Economics at MGM...

K. K. Hebbar

Kattingeri Krishna Hebbar, one of the great personalities had his roots in Udupi district. K K Hebbar, who created a niche in the field...

M Jayaprakash Rao – Philatelic & Numismatic

M JAYAPRAKASH RAO - PHILATELIC & NUMISMATIC Mr. Jayaprakash Rao, an employee of Corporation Bank is a good example for multifaceted personality. This is because...

Artists in Udupi

Jayavanth

JAYAVANTH D.35, MIT Qtrs, Near VII Block MANIPAL - 576 104, Karnataka, India Phone: 91 820 2575722 Born in Manipal, Karnataka, India PARTICIPATIONS 1995 1996 1997 Karnataka Lalit Kala Academy Exhibition, Bangalore. 1996 Karnataka Chitrakala...

Laxminarayan Hosabettu

Born in Hosabettu, Mangalore, Karnataka Diploma in Painting Expired on 28-1-2003 1981, 82, 83, 84 Mahalasa School of Arts 1986 Drawing Teachers Conference, Mangalore 1987, 89 Mysore Dasara Exhibition 1987 Mangalore Karavali JCI 1987, 91 Govindadas...

P N Acharya

P N ACHARYA Born in Udupi - 1950, Undergone training in Medical Art from J J Hospital, Bombay - 1973, Diploma in Fine Art -...

Permude Mohan Kumar

PERMUDE MOHAN KUMAR PERMUDE MOHAN KUMAR Born in Permude, Karnataka Education: G. D., A. M. Exhibitions One man shows at 1979 Bajpe 1980 Chitrapura 1984 Udupi 1986, 1991, 1997 Mangalore 1993 Bangalore 1998 Madikere GROUP SHOWS 1981, 82, 83, 84 Mahalasa School of Arts 1983 Mysore...

Praveena Mohan

PRAVEENA MOHAN Praveena Mohan is a charcoal artist and a miniature painter. Her recent exhibition of her vivid art works along with Astro Mohan at...

Folk Arts of Karnataka

Choodi & Hostilu Pooja

Shravana is an important month for Hindu ladies as it brings a series of festivals. During this period, poojas such as Choodi Pooja and...

Christmas

Glad tidings to you wherever you are, glad tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year! It dates back to about 2000 years ago...

Dasara

Rituals of Navaratri Goddess Durga is called by various names on each day of the Navaratri festival: Day 1 Shaila Putri Day 2 Brahmacharini Day 3 Chandraghanta Day4 Kooshmanda Day...

Deepavali

Deepavali India is a land of festivals. Deepavali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated with traditional fervor and gaiety. The festival, which symbolises unity in...

Easter

Easter forms the foundation of Christianity for it is a day that Christ conquered death. Christianity speaks of a living god and his presence...

Holi

TRADITIONAL HOLI AMONG MARATHI & KUDUBI COMMUNITIES As the spring warms the landscape, India cuts loose for Holi, a festival of hi-jinx and general hilarity....

Nagara Panchami

People celebrate the fifth day of full moon in Shravana month as ‘Nagara Panchami’, a day dedicated for the worship of serpents. According to...

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Janma literally means 'birth' and ashtami means the 'eighth day'. The eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapad is celebrated...

Ugadi

Ugadi marks the beginning of the New Year. It also brings happiness with the onset of Vasanth Ruthu (spring). It is the most important...

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