Mangaluru: Various programmes in Daijiworld to preserve culture, heritage of Tulunadu

Daijiworld Media Network -Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, Sep 18: Daivaradhane (Bhootharadne) is a prominent ritual in Tulunadu. It has its own culture and heritage from decades ago. Paddanas (Pardana) plays an important role in Daivaradhane.

Several decades ago Paddanas were sung completely. But, now the culture of singing the complete Paddana is declining. Nowadays, the lengthiest Paddana is sung in short. Moreover, the present generation is not so aware of the complete Paddana.

To boost the culture of Tulunadu, the founder and managing director of Daijiworld Media Pvt Limited, Walter Nandalike has always been supportive and encouraging the preservation of the language through the Daijiworld 24*7 television channel.

Daijiworld 24*7 has given the required importance and priority to the Paddana. Daijiworld is not restricted only to entertainment but it is working to preserve the culture of Tulunadu by recording Paddanas in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka, MCF and Tulu Sahitya Academy. Daijiworld has also given importance to the Tulu script through the programme 'Balee Bareka Tulu Baravu.' Akshay Pejawar taught the script, president of Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy Dayanand Kathalsar was the host for the programme and Prashant C K was the programme director. Vinay Poojary joined hands in editing.

Daijiworld has recorded 10 Paddanas of various 'Daivas'. These Paddanas will be uploaded to

Speaking about the programme, programme director Prashanth CK said, "It is not enough just giving speeches about including Tulu language in the 8th schedule of Indian Constitution but it should materialise. We should work for Tulu and save the language. While the culture of Paddanas is declining it should be saved and documented. We should work towards saving the Tulu language," he said.

Daijiworld has also contributed in promoting Yakshagana in the Tulu language through a programme Yaksha Rasa.

Kuthar Thimmakka has sung Paddana of Aati Kalenja, Kanyapu Sandhi, Maadira Parddana and Neejida Sandhi. Bhavani has sung Paddana of Devu Poonja, Balaje Babu Paddana of Kaanada Katla, Sanjeeva NalikePaddana for Kordabbu, Ramakka and Sampa Paddana for Kodamanithya, Bola Narayana Paddana for Beletajja, Leela Pollali Paddana for Nagaraje, K Uggappa Paddana for Semigalla Panjurli, Umesh Bangera Paddana of Jarandhaya and Rukku has rendered the Paddana for Sathyadevathe.





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  • Gonkoor KA, Belman

    Sun, Sep 18 2022

    Walty looks great....only 'Mundass' is missing .... ...Gutr...Gutrr...

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  • Mathew, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 18 2022

    Really appreciate the effort in preserving the language and culture. Somehow governments are deaf towards the demand of including this beautiful language in the 8th schedule.

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