April 21, 2017 11:34am CST
Hey Friends, how was your day? My day was good. The weather is so cool out here. It rained for a while to quench earth’s thirst. I can smell the soil and its aroma is so good. Today I am here to share some information about the ritual dances of my state “Karnataka”. There are a number of ritual dances in Karnataka. These dances are also known as ‘Folk dances’. Every region has its own particular dance forms. Let us start with Kodagu region, the region of greenery. The Folk dance here is known as ‘Huttari Kunitha’. The Kodavas are a unique group who differ in customs. Traditions and religion from the surrounding populace and have an annual harvest dance. The men, dressed in traditional Kodava costumes with decorative knives, perform this dance to background music. This dance form has different varieties: Bolak-aat: Performed by Kodava men in back of an oil lamp in an open field. Ummatt-aat: Performed by Kodava women, with their tradition dress and jewelry. Komb-aat: While the other two forms are celebratory and festive, this is a religious dance that is traditional performed in temples(may also be performed in other places). So this is it for today and soon I’ll let you know of the other regions too. Good night, sleep well. The image is of Huttari kunitha and its taken from google.
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Sounds fascinating, I wonder if there are videos of the dances? Interesting I just looked and here is one: