Yakshagana

It was usual journey back home from office. Frankly speaking I don’t know the exact route our cab driver takes. I spend those precious time in catching some sleep (sometimes even the driver wakes me up at my drop-off point). Last thursday, while returning I was awakened by loud drumming sound and was happy to find that there was a “Yakshagana” play at Shankaramata (Basavanagudi).
I had seen many plays on TV, but never had a chance to watch it live. As soon as I reached home, just grabbed my camera and rushed back to venue. It was great experience to watch it. The plays were enacted by “Sri Mahalingeshwara Pravasi Yakshagana Mandali” from Puttur.
Photo description: 1. Bheema in ‘Dusshasana vadha’ – the murder of Dusshasana, secondof the 100 Kaurava brothers. First one is Duryodhana, 2. Krishna, behind him is Arjuna, 3. Nakula, 4. Draupadi, wife of Pandavas

6 thoughts on “Yakshagana

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    Shuva - September 14, 2006

    Its quite challenging to take stage photos, so challenging that I shy away most of the times.

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    Prashanth M - September 14, 2006

    Same with me Shuva. This was the first time I took stage photos.

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    conji - September 14, 2006

    They’ve come up quite well (extremely good) I’ll have to say. Kudos.

    Some experiment with angles (w.r.t light) could’ve made the photos even more interesting.

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    Shyam Prakash.G - September 15, 2006

    good photos…and guess you had a nice time. how is the camera doing?

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    Intern - September 22, 2006

    beautiful very relaxing!

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    bachodi - January 11, 2007

    I was part of our school Yakshagana team. We played it for School day. Performance in used to happen in either kannad , tulu or Sanskrit.

    I had enthu, but i was overweight for all those jumping. My teacher had a head- ache finding a character which dances less and talks more .. ha ha

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