Part of: GS-Prelims and Mains GS-I- Art and Culture
- Over 900 Yakshagana scripts are digitised through voluntary community efforts.
- Yakshagana is a traditional theatre form of Karnataka.
- It combines dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form.
- It is performed with massive headgears, elaborate facial make-up and vibrant costumes and ornaments.
- It is performed with percussion instruments like chenda, maddalam, jagatta or chengila (cymbals) and chakratala or elathalam (small cymbals).
- Yakshagana is traditionally presented from dusk to dawn.
- It is believed to have evolved from pre-classical music and theatre during the period of the Bhakti movement
- Earlier days, the Yakshagana theatre was known as Bhagavatara attar, which revolved round the stories of Lord Krishna and Vishnu