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High Court Nod: Yakshagana Mela Reinstates All-Night Shows

  • 11 Jan 2024
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The over-a-century old Yakshagana mela, the Kateel Durgaparameshwari Prasadita Yakshagana Mandali, in Dakshina Kannada will revert to all-night shows from 14th January, 2024 after the High Court of Karnataka gave the go-ahead, subject to adherence to Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000.

  • Yakshagana is a dance-drama performance unique to Karnataka. It traditionally featured men portraying all roles. But, women are now part of these troupes.
  • Key elements include episodic stories from Hindu epics like Ramayana or Mahabharata.
    • Musical instruments like Chande, Harmonium, Maddale, Taala, and flute accompany these performances.
  • Various renowned troupes such as Saligrama Mela, Dharmasthala Mela, and Mandarthi Mela showcase Yakshagana throughout the year.

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