Folk( ಜನಪದ)

Posted by dinesh maneer | 16 04 2017
Ram fights( ಟಗರಿನ ಕಾಳಗ )

Ram fight one of the oldest blood sport between two rams ( large horned alpha male sheep) found in many parts of the world even today. Today this contest is...

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Posted by dinesh maneer | 04 04 2017
Pooja dance in fairs

Pooja dance ( pooja ಕುಣಿತ )  is a one of the folk dance form of Karantaka  in which the goddess shakthi is worshiped. Largely found in Bengaluru,Mandya,Tumakuru, Chamarajanagara this form...

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Posted by dinesh maneer | 03 04 2017
Force feeding ritual in Ganiga and Dasappa society

Not very far from Bangalore happens a weird celebration just after Ugadi festival where few people from one community force feed the prasada ( ಪ್ರಸಾದ )  to other community people. It...

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Posted by dinesh maneer | 19 02 2017
Manteswami Mahakavya

Manteswami Mahakavya is one of the very important and unique oral folk epic in Kannada. This epic is kept alive by Neelagaras , the deities of saint Manteswami by singing...

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Posted by dinesh maneer | 16 02 2017
Mudi seve in Siddappaji Jatra

Called as biggest fair in Chamarajnagar district of Karnataka , Siddappaji fair in Chikkallur is also one of the very oldest fairs of Karnataka. This Jatra is held in the...

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Posted by dinesh maneer | 10 12 2016
Chandavar feast ( ಚಂದಾವರ ಪೇಸ್ತ್)

We are Muslim.  We are visiting this church from our Grandfather's time .  This church has special powers  -A family visiting the Church C handavara was quite a big and...

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Posted by dinesh maneer | 26 05 2016
the ritual of throwing chickens !

K otturu of Ballari district is one of the  historical place of Karnataka . Bikkimaradi  Durgavva temple is outside the town on the bank of a now-dried Kotturu lake. This...

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Posted by dinesh maneer | 05 05 2016
Kusthi at Kondli fair

We all photographers love Kusthi a lot . Here is one from me as well! I visited Kondli ( Siddapura, KA )  fair this year which happens every five years....

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Posted by dinesh maneer | 15 04 2016
Fair-Unfair

A firewalking in progress. I have seen people getting hurt while walking in almost all firewalking rituals that I witnessed ! This particular incident where the other devotes had to...

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Posted by dinesh maneer | 03 03 2016
photo studios at Yellamma fair

Sadananda around 60 years old photographer welcomed me to his makeshift  photo studio openhearted and offered me a place to sit and a glass full of  water to drink. Yellamma fair...

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