- Prime Minister Narendra Modi fans has hosted an all-night Yakshagana show in Mangalore for his second victory in the Lok Sabha elections.The event was sponsored by ‘TeaMModi’ group for fulfilling their ‘harake’ (wish) to get him re-elected.
- Yakshagana is a traditional theatre form that combines unique blending of music, extempore dialogues, phenomenal dancing moves, rich make-up and intrinsically designed costumes.
- This theatre style is mainly found in Tulunadu and some parts of Malenadu region of Karnataka and Kerala.Yakshagana is traditionally presented from dusk to dawn.
- Its stories are drawn from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata and other Hindu epics.Yakshagana evolved as a dance form during the Bhakti Movement.
- Narahari Tirtha,a disciple of Madhvacharya is said to be the first person to introduce Yakshagana in Udupi.He was also the founder of Kuchipudi.
- Harake Yakshaganam are sponsored by people in the coastal belt as an offering to god seeking fulfilment of their wish (harake).
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