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Yakshagana

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  • March 24, 2020
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Yakshagana

Part of: GS-Prelims and Mains GS-I- Art and Culture

In News: 

  • Over 900 Yakshagana scripts are digitised through voluntary community efforts.

About Yakshagana

  • 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

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