Janapada Jaatre

I was thinking about going to Janapada Jaatre program for a while, and finally made it last weekend.

Last weekend was dedicated to the folk arts from the Karavali region. It started at 6pm with an episode of Narakasura vadhe enacted as Yakshagana Gombeyaata – poppet show version of Yakshagana.

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Yakshagana Gombeyaata

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Artists performing the Yakshagana episode of Srikrishna Parijatha

From there, it was a Yakshagana performance by children from Mangalore.

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Taalamadale artist describing Shoorpanakhi’s interaction with Rama

Next was talamaddale by a group from Siddapaura.

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Dancing to the tunes of moodal kunigal kere

It was followed by a couple of dance performances, which included a folk dance to the tunes of moodal kunigal kere, then a Halakki Kunita, and Kangilu Kunita which is meant to ward off evil.

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Artists with traditional attire on the stage

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Another scene from Srikrishna Parajatha. Comedian, as you can see..

After this, it was time for another Yakshagana by a women’s group who performed Srikrishna Parijatha. The last program was the most attractive one – Bhootada Kola.

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Panjurli Bhootha has amazing costumes

It was a fun filled evening with great performances. Besides being good entertainment, it is informative about the rich culture and traditions of the state too.

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The team

About Jaatre
Janapada Jaatre is a program that is part of suvarna karnataka celebrations. It is held every 2nd and 4th weekend(both Saturday and Sunday) at Lalbag, with people from various parts of Karnataka showcasing their folk arts.

For bigger version of these images and some more pictures, go here.

10 Comments so far

  1. Mytri (unregistered) on December 12th, 2006 @ 10:36 pm

    Fantastic! You took us all on a trip to the programs. Thank You


  2. Rajesh (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 8:33 am

    Great post! nice pictures and apt illustration, felt to be there!


  3. SHADOW (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 9:23 am

    Good Post, I got a chance to visit JJ @ Vidhana soudha few months back


  4. Jason S (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 1:08 pm

    Wonderful post!!!

    Keep rocking folks:)


  5. silkboard (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 2:13 pm

    Wow Arun! Such nice and colorful pictures!


  6. tarlesubba (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 5:19 pm

    adbhuta images man. wonderful.
    flickr them please.


  7. Ravi (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 5:25 pm

    Fantastic pictures, Arun. Man, I MUST have your camera! ;)


  8. Chitra (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 5:42 pm

    Great pics. Good job. :)


  9. Arun (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 8:53 pm

    Thank you folks.

    Ravi, my camera is a lifeless(but expensive) object. You can’t do much with it :)


  10. rubic_cube (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 2:12 am

    But your pics have so much life in them, Arun. Great work!



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