ANCIENT CULTURAL PROGRAMS THAT WE RUN

Veeragasae

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Veeragase is a dance form prevalent in the state of Karnataka, India. It is a vigorous dance based on Hindu mythology and involves very intense energy-sapping dance movements performed by Jangama. Veeragase is one of the dances demonstrated in the Dasara procession held in Mysore. This dance is performed during festivals and mainly in the Hindu months of Shravana and Karthika. It is performed at all important functions of Lingayat household..which is ancient and cultural program which we present as tourist attraction in Bangalore.

Dollu Kunitha

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Karnataka and in Kasaragod district in Kerala that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form. It is believed to have evolved from pre-classical music and theater during the period of the Bhakti movement.[1] It is sometimes simply called "the play" in Tulu Language.[2] Yakshagana is strongly influenced by the Vaishnava Bhakti movement. This theatre style is mainly found in most parts of Karnataka in various forms. Yakshagana is traditionally presented from dusk to dawn. Its stories are drawn from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata and other epics from both Hindu and Jain and other ancient Indic traditions.[3][4]

Puja Kunitha

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Puja Kunitha is a popular ritualistic folk dance of Karnataka performed to worship the cult of the Shakti around Bengaluru and Mandya districts in particular. Despite the distinct religious overtones of the performance, the dance enjoys wide appreciation because of its grace and colorfulness. It is distinctive in its use of bamboo poles which are decorated with colors and clothes of different hues and rhythmically swayed in time with the music. Elaborate wooden structures are placed on the heads of the dancers which carry the deities to whom the dances are dedicated. The dance is performed profusely in religious processions, fairs and festivals.

Karaga with Gombhe

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This is a folk dance.

The karaga itself is a mud pot, on which stands a tall floral pyramid that is balanced on the carrier's head. The contents of the pot have remained a secret down the centuries. The carrier's arrival is heralded by hundreds of bare-chested, dhoti-clad, turbaned Veerakumaras bearing unsheathed swords. Tradition has it that this frenzied procession of Veerakumaras accompanying the karaga carrier can execute him should he stumble and let the karaga fall. This festival that takes place in the central part of the city is called as Bangalore Karaga.

Kamsalae

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Kamsale is a unique folk art performed by the devotees of God Mahadeshwara. Kamsale is a brass made musical instrument. Its origin is traced to the Mythological period.

Yakshagana

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Yakshagana is a traditional Indian theatre form, developed in Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada districts, in the state of Karnataka and in Kasaragod district in Kerala that combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form. It is believed to have evolved from pre-classical music and theater during the period of the Bhakti movement.[1] It is sometimes simply called "the play" in Tulu Language.[2] Yakshagana is strongly influenced by the Vaishnava Bhakti movement. This theatre style is mainly found in most parts of Karnataka in various forms. Yakshagana is traditionally presented from dusk to dawn. Its stories are drawn from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata and other epics from both Hindu and Jain and other ancient Indic traditions.[3][4]

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Nandhi Dhwaja

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Nandi Dhwaja is a folk dance form of Karnataka prevalent in most parts of the state except Kodagu.

This dance is dedicated to Lord Shiva.