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We have Yakshagana Shows for 1.5 hours/3 hours or we can customize the program depending upon the needs. Please contact us for Yakshagana Shows,Training, “AATAVE PAATA” a unique initiatives for Yakshagana in Schools/Colleges/ Universities/ Organizations
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Welcome To Keremane Mela:


Yakshagana was evolved centuries ago as a theatre art and education to rural mass of India. It is a traditional dance drama and is a classical folk art form of the state Karnataka in India. It is a great mix of drama , dance, music and is a complete art that uses natural and original expressions through body and dialogues along with spectacular musical backgrounds. The tradition of presenting a narrative through mime, gesture, dance, choreography, song, décor and music as a single Dance-Drama has its roots in Natya Shastra. Every movement of Yakshagana is divine, glamorous and graceful. Abhinaya (dance, gestures and actions) is an important aspect of this style. Depending upon the song, actors compose appropriate dance movements followed by impromptu dialogues. This requires talent, imagination and experience. This is improvised and perfected through continuous practice. Yakshagana has attracted people from all walks of life and all sections of the society irrespective of caste and religion. It is a befitting response for a form of art that upholds humanitarian values. Protected by years in remote villages of Karnataka, it is also

now taking good shapes in modern world and there are many traditional and professional people started contributing to this great art in various part of the world in different forms. Yakshagna has many forms like Badagutittu, Badabadagutittu, Tenkutittu. The performing troupe is called Mela or Mandali which is a traditional repertory and travels from place to place.


Sri Idagunji Mahaganapathi Yakshagana Mandali Keremane ® is established in 1934 by Late Sri Keremane Shivarama Hegde and has steadily grown over the years under Late Sri Keremane Shambhu Hegde. Representing more of Badabadagutittu style of Yakshagana, the troupe is striding towards the new goals under the dynamic leadership of Sri Keremane Shivanand Hegde. The troupe has completed 75 years and celebrated Diamond Jubilee in Year 2010. The troupe since its inception has been enacting the episodes of Indian Epics: Ramayana and Mahabharata. Read More...

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"SRIMAYA"Yakshagana training center,established in year 1996 is a residential Yakshagana school located at Gunavante,Honnavar Taluk

of Karnataka Since inception, institution has trained many people from various part of India and even students from different countries. Many great Yakshagana Artists have been produced so far and many from different professions

Aatave Paata

"Aatave Paata" is an innovative and unique initiative that attempts to educate school/college going students through entertainment. This is similar to play- way technique of learning, such as Nali-Kali.

Concept is becoming popular in Universities and esteemed organizations too with slight changes to reach the different set of audience.


The name Keremane Shambhu Hegde has become renowned

Natyotsava - 5

Jan 18th to 22nd, 2014

Natyotsava - 4

February 2nd to 6th ,2013


Jan 21st To 25th , 2012





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