Janapada Jatre @Lalbagh…

In an effort to bring the folklore to the city, the Karnataka Govt. recently organized a Janapada Jatre, the Folk Festival in Bangalore.


The Jatre will be held every second Saturday and Sunday in front of the Vidhan Soudha and every fourth Saturday and Sunday at Lalbagh. Besides, it will also be held in all district headquarters every last Saturday and Sunday.

100_1379a.JPG The distinction between folk culture and mass culture rests on the difference between two basic types of society. The fast growing urbanization requires to look back at the very beggining of lifestyles to enrich ourselves with the rich traditions and culture of the local… the festival provides introward look at the sociery to help the population relate with it ….


The venue for a two day festival is Lalbagh, the Stage was set opposite the Kempegowda hill-lock, where the audience could sit on the natural amphitheatre steps. Today the second day of program episode in Lalbagh, you can observe audience already seating to watch the performers rehearse…


Here is a troupe of 18 Bidar students will stage an assortment of Indian folk dance forms at the festival. The troupe would comprise boys and girls from the age of six years onwards, they would be chosen from among students of the academy by a Bangalore-based art promotion group, Bangalore Makkala Mane, who would train them. Bangalore Makkala Mane is the agency responsible for co-coordinating the overall organization of the event. Refer…


The Jatre will also have an exhibition and sale of crafts plus “desi” food. we tested the famous mirchi bajii too…Be there…

3 Comments so far

  1. Mytri (unregistered) on December 24th, 2006 @ 6:59 pm

    More More More. We want more pictures including that of the mirchi bhajji. Your pictures are awesome! The way they have been posted, we can imagine ourselves over in the jatre.

  2. Rajesh (unregistered) on December 24th, 2006 @ 9:22 pm

    Thanks Mytri :-)

  3. mouna (unregistered) on December 28th, 2006 @ 8:05 am

    nice pics indeed, hope that this venture continues for some more time, to be frank not everybody knows about it, needs more publicising. but, a good crowd always accumulates.

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