“Muudalapaaya Yakshagaan” is a village theater in the eastern part of Karnataka, (muudala = Eastern) of Tumkur and Mysore region. The “Bhaagavat” (singer) and his small group of singers and instrumentalists (maddale, the percussion instrument and mukhaviine – a windpipe resembling Shehony instrument) form the musical part. The various characters of the play bedecked with gorgeous costumes and speaking flamboyant dialogue also give some vigorous dances. The entry of some demoniac characters is awe- inspiring, so also their dialogue.
Muniyur Dasachar (Artist)
Sri.Rangantha Mudalapaya Yakshagana mandali
Muniyur – 572 227
Tumkur District, Karnataka, India
Mudalapaya Yakshagana Leader
Mukkam: Ambalajiirahalli, Post Bellur
Mandya District, Karnataka, India