Saturday, February 5, 2011

ANOTHER WONDERFUL DAY

Sat, 05 Feb.
Day with full programs...... visit to Anegudde Mahaganapathy temple..... Shubha's harake ,sankalpa (mental decision) to offer MUDI AKKI KADUBU to Lord Ganapathy..... after Maha Mangalarathi ..... special lunch with kadubu, shyavige..... about 40 people for lunch including...... we (doddapa, Leela dodda, Nagaveni, Vijaya, Nalini & myself), relations from Hebri and Hiriadaka..... after lunch to Kota Sridhar Hande's house for special function at PATELARA MANE backyard......
First was TAALA MADDALE..... artists sit on the dias..... talk and argue about part of story from Ramayana, with support of Bhagavatharu, maddale and chande......it's yakshagana minus costume and dance..... different characters spoken by different artists,,,,,,Ravana, Atikaaya, Lashmana, Vibheeshana..... by Vasudeva Samaga, Kumble Sundar Rao, Vaikumta Herle..... etc
Next, FELICITATIONS to H. Sridhar Hande, turning 75 yrs......was brought to stage with his wife on a  procession, then speeches on his achievements, accomplishments as artist, establishing and training youngsters for YAKSHAGANA, ....... release of book about Sridhar Hande ...... SIRI SAMPADA..... and his reply as a humble man.......working without aspiring for reward...... honouring with shawl, sanmana patra, fruits and memento...... a memorable moment for a hardworking man...... GOD BLESS.....

Then comes the real YAKSHAGANA by trained, renowned artists........a part from Mahabaharatha..... SUDHANVA-ARJUNA......    beautiful presentation of story with singing, dance, heavy costumes of the artists,.......narration of different beliefs like Ekaadashi Vratha, Shraddha...... and more.....excellent dialogue by the artist Sudheendra Holla, Kondadakuli Ramachandra Hegade, Sujayeendra Hande and others......

Highlight of the program was H Sridhar Hande also presenting a part of Krishna, with yakshagana costumes and dance,........a man turned 75......dedication and love for the art.......
A day well spent..... returned to Birthi at 11.30 p.m.
Sun, 06 Feb

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