'Yakshagana Sapthaha' from July 14

'Yakshagana Sapthaha' from July 14

Shri Krishna Yaksha Sabha will be organising ‘Yakshagana Sapthaha,’ a week-long yakshagana performance series at Town Hall in Mangalore from July 14 to July 20, between 6 pm and 9.30 pm.

Addressing a press meet on Saturday, Shri Krishna Yaksha Sabha General Secretary Sudhakar Rao Pejavara said that the event is being organised consecutively for 11th year under the guidance of Pejavara Shri Vishweshatheertha Swamiji.

He said that as many as 300 yakshagana artistes will be participating in the event and 30 to 40 artistes would perform various yakshagana prasangas everyday. “Yaksha Sabha is spending around Rs 5 lakh for this annual event and the programme has got good publicity in the previous years. At the same time, the creativity and competition has also been on the rise among the teams,” he added.

Yakshagana plays

The schedule for the ‘Yakshagana Sapthaha’ is as follows: July 14 - ‘Choodamani- Lanka Dahana’; July 15 - ‘Shanmuka Vijaya’- Bala Talamaddale (9 am to10 am); ‘Shashiprabha Parinaya’ (10.10 am to 11.30 am by women); ‘Yogini Kalyana’ (11.30 am to 1.30 pm by children); ‘Taamra Kalaga’ - Talamaddale (2 pm to 5.15 pm); ‘Babruwahana - Meenakshi Kalyana’ - Badagutittu yakshagana (from 5.30 pm); July 16 - ‘Madanakshi Taaravali - Veeramani Kaalaka’; July 17 - ‘Bheeshmarjuna – Abhimanyu Kaalaga’; July 18 - ‘Chandravali Vilaasa - Kushalava’; July 19- ‘Sunda- Upasunda: Agrapooje’; and July 20 - ‘Vidhyunmati Kalyana’.

Honouring legends

Rao informed that the Yaksha Sabha will honour 7 legends of the art form as a part of the event. The name of the artistes who are going to be felicitated are as follows: Nidle Govinda Bhat (Raja vesha), Ellampalli Jagannatha Aachari (Badagu - Bannada vesha), Vasantha Gowda Kayarthadka (Pundu vesha), Ithappa Gowda (Tenku Bannada vesha), Jagadhabhirama (Woman - Bannada vesha), Padmanabha Upadhyaya (Chende - Maddale) and Narayana Shabharaya (Bhagavatha).

Dakshina Kannada district Kannada Sahitya Parishat President Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, Yaksha Sabha President K S Kalluraya, Working President P Ramanatha Hegde, Treasurer Rathanakar Jain, Assistant Treasurers Sanath Kumar Jain, Madhusoodana Alevooraya and others were present.

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