Mysuru: Yakshagana, a popular art in the coastal districts of Karnataka, competes with the reverberating musical beats of the waves of Indian ocean through its instruments chende-maddale.
The coastal south style of this art is called thenku-thittu, north as badagu and north-top as bada-badagu. The same Yakshagana in the interior parts of Karnataka to the south is called moodalapaya and to the north bayalata.
In Mysuru this heritage art moodalapaya yakshagana is taught by Talkad Ravindra, Kodgalli Ganeshamurthy, Hallare Thammannachar, Hemmargala Vishwamurthy and Kargal Vishweshwara Bhat to the youth of K. Hemmanahalli, just 9 kms from Mysuru on Bogadi road.
The first play Kari Bantana Kathe was enacted last month and now Airawatha will staged on May 7 at 4 pm at the premises of Sri Mahalingeshwara temple in Hemmanahalli. For details contact Co-ordinator Ananthavardhana on Mob: 94492-64920.