Three new Websites on Yakshagana have come to the sky, Yaksharanga, Yakshaloka and Bayalata. We are very happy to Welcome them and
congratulate the three teams who are working on them. We hope these sites will have a long, meaningful, active and creative life ahead. We also hope to get
occasions to work together with them for common aims and ideals.
Some important personalities in Yakshagana have passed away recently. Senior female role actor Sri Kota Vaikunta died at his home in Guddatu of Kundapur taluk. He was a good artist of his type and has made important contribution to Yakshagana stage in both the styles Badagu and Thenku.
Cultural organizer, art lover Sri Umesh Nanthur died in Mangalore recently, on his visit home from UAE where he was working.Sri Umesh was keen Yakshagana supporter, an artist and art
supporter. He had organized Yakshagana programs in the UAE. He was also active in the Tulu koota activities there being one of the founders.
We mourn the death of these art personalities and pay our homage hoping that their work will
inspire youngsters .
A three day Yakshagana conference is now going on at Sri Ramachandrapura matha Hosanagar of Shimoga district, under the leadership of Sri Sri Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamiji. We appreciate Sri Swamijis interest and initiative.
The Yakshagana saptahas at Sri Kateel, Kinnigoli and at Mangalore (by Sri Krishna Yakshasabha) went on
successfully . We congratulate the organizers
Yours sincerely ,
Dr. M Prabhakara Joshy Panambur
Publisher/ Web Master.