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Padmanur's Yakshagana

  • 03 Jan 2020
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Recently, the Yakshagana committee hosted the 60th annual Yakshagana in the Padmanur village, Karnataka.

  • The committee is officially known as the Sarvajanika Yakshagana Bayalata Samithi and was set up in 1959.
  • It is a multi-faith committee consisting of Hindus, Christians and Muslims and it hosts Yakshagana every year.


  • It is a rare and unique traditional theatre of Karnataka state in India and has a recorded history of more than 5 centuries.
  • It is a rich artistic blend of music, dance, speech, and costumes, this art combines the features of opera as well as drama, the characteristics of moral education and mass entertainment.
  • Yakshagana is strongly influenced by the Bhakti movement.

Source: TH

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