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Udupi: Myriad folk forms steal hearts at colourful national fest

Udupi: Myriad folk forms steal hearts at colourful national fest

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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi

Udupi, Sep 27: The inauguration of the ‘Rashtriya Janapada Kala Vaibhava’ a five-day national festival on folk arts, organized by Sri Krishna Math and Sri Paryaya Sode Vadiraja Math was held on Wednesday September 25 at Rajangana. The festival is a five-day event ending on Sunday September 29.

The event was inaugurated by Sri Vishweshateertha Swami of Pejawar Math, Sri Vidyasagara Theertha  Swami of Krishnapura Math, Sri Vishwavallabha Theertha Swami of Paryaya Sode Vadiraja Math, and Sri Vidyadheesha Theertha Swami of Palimar Math.
Sri Vishwavallabhateertha Swami of Paryaya Sode Vadiraja Math, said, “Such events create awareness among the younger generation and boost national integration.”
The inauguration was preceded by a procession with traditional folk dance performed by national teams. The procession started from Jodukatte and ended at Rajangana and was followed by a stage show at 7.30 pm.
Each day five dance performances will be held. On the inaugural day, the event commenced with a folk dance of Karnataka called ‘Pooja Kunita’ which was performed on ‘Vadiraja kriti’ followed by ‘Bihu’ dance from Assam, Manipuri classical dance from Manipur, ‘Sidhigoma’ a tribal dance from Gujarat, ‘Bedary’ from Madhya Pradesh, and ‘Koli’ dance from Maharashtra. A special dance performance called ‘Karnataka Dollu Kunita’ was displayed by a women’s organization.
In the following days, the festival will include performances such as ‘Raas Nritya’ from Nagaland, ‘Bhavia Ghoomer’ and ‘Callbeleya’ from Rajasthan, ‘Gotipova’ from Orissa, ‘Jodi Shunk’  from Chattisgarh, ‘Sambalpuri’ from Jharkhand, ‘Dandia’ from Gujarat, ‘Lambaani’ and Koya’ tribal dance from Andhra Pradesh, ‘Karagam’, ‘Kaavadi’, and ‘Uliyu’ from Tamil Nadu, ‘Bhangra’ from Punjab, ‘Gidda’ from Haryana, ‘Holi’ from Uttar Pradesh, ‘Deepam Nritya’ from Goa, ‘Roof Dance’ from Jammu and Kashmir, ‘Kalaripayatt’ from Kerala, ‘Yellamma Jogi Nritya’, ‘Gurgi-Gurgi’, and ‘Malerayana’ from Karnataka.


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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, Texas

    Fri, Sep 27 2013

    How we would like to witness some of these colorful festivals and witness some of the dances, instruments and talents in our home town. We wish the City authorities publish these kind of events weeks or months ahead thru regular Bulletins so that we can always match our holidays to suit with these auspicious events and occasions.

    All these folklores and dances are national treasures. They bring back the history of Mahabharatha and enable communities gather together and compete with each other. Competitions are good because they allow us to cooperate with each other and collaborate with one another with a view to learn and improve in all that we strive to do for the benefit of our community and our country.

    It is our sincere hope that we shall be able to spend a great deal of our retirement life in our home town so that we can share all the joys of the community displayed thru periodic festivals, rituals and celebrations.

    Music and entertainment in India is an industry by itself thru which millions of people survive by cheering up the community and bringing joy to the world of entertainment.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Fri, Sep 27 2013

    Think those in the fist 5-6 photos need not do anything to steal hearts!

    Unhe Dekh Ke Hee Dil Kho Jaata Hai..

    Mann Mein Apne Aaap Hee Ek 'Aah'
    Goonjne Lagti Hai......

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