• Legendary theatre actor Enagi Balappa passes away at 103

    Bengaluru: Theatre actor Enagi Balappa passed away on Friday morning. from age related illness at Enagi village, near Savadatti in Belagavi district. He was 103. Born Balappa Karibasappa Lokur in 1914, he came to be known as Enagi Balappa, as drama enthusiasts connected the actor with his native v...

  • Konkanis in Bengaluru recall forgotten traditions at two-day workshop

    Bengaluru: The importance of preserving one's traditions was emphasized at a two-day workshop on Konkani songs organised by the Kanara Catholic Association (KCA) at The Park Residency Hotel in Bengaluru.The workshop was held on Jun 18-19 and graced by musician and philanthropist Eric Ozario.In the w...

  • Yakshagana artiste Gangaiah Shetty collapses on stage, dies

    Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2017-03-23 13:05 Mangaluru: One of the most revered artiste of Kateel Yakshagana Mela, Gerukatte Gangaiah Shetty (63) breathed his last while performing on the stage near Mangaluru.Gangaiah Shetty was performing at the 'Kateelu Kshetra Mahatme' organised at Durg...

  • In M'luru, a 'chaulopanayana' ceremony with a difference

    Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2017-02-18 17:32 Mangaluru: Parents of two-and-a-half-year-old Arnav conducted their son's 'chaulopanayana', a ceremony held by the GSB community while cutting the child's hair for the first time, in a unique way.In a noble gesture, Parents Ashwin Prabhu and Shr...

  • Galaxy of eminent speakers to attend Vishwa Konkani Alumni's event in M'luru

    Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2017-02-16 17:13 Mangaluru: Vishwa Konkani Alumni (VAA) is organising a day-long event called 'Prerna – A Confluence of Ideas and Motivation' on Feb 18 at the TV Raman Pai Convention Hall, Mangaluru.The event will be inaugurated by Brigadier CMF Prabhu and grace...

  • Now, Kambala organisers to defy interim ban, hold buffalo race on Jan 28

    Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2017-01-23 14:25 Moodbidri: Moved by the success of Jallikattu movement in Tamil Nadu, the organisers of Kambala have decided to defy the High Court ban and to hold the buffalo race on January 28. A decision in this regard was taken by Kambala committee at Moodb...

  • Kunhi bhuta: The little girl who disappeared

    Submitted by alvin on Sun, 2016-12-04 09:28 There are a few bhutas known for their miracles in Tulu Nadu. One of them is Kunhi bhuta.A sub-deity worshipped along with Annappa Swami, Kunhi bhuta is worshipped in Puttur's Kabaka Baipady House.According to a folk story, Kunhi was born to a M...

  • Kachhe Bhatta: The Brahmin bhuta of Bellare

    Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-11-12 11:42 A characteristic of Tulu’s bhuta worship is that it doesn’t discriminate: all religions and communities are treated equally. Here, many Brahmins, too, have achieved divinity and are now worshipped as bhutas.Kachhe Bhatta is one such Brahmin who ...

  • Chamundi bhutas of Tulunadu

    Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-10-27 11:23 As soon as Dasara begins, Mysuru gets ready to worship goddess Chamundeshwari, who killed the demon named Mahishasura.Dasara is also celebrated in Mangaluru with much pomp and gaiety. Here Aadishakti is worshipped as Kali, Sharada and in other a...

  • Urava and Erubanta

    Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-10-14 18:38 UravaTulunadu is a riot of colours during Deepavali. Homes are saturated in festive atmosphere, there is devotion in the air, while Kambala Kori worship begins in agricultural lands.On the day of Pattanaaje (10th day of Tulu month Besha which ...

  • Konkani flavor should spread across the globe – Basti Vaman Shenoy

    Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-10-04 09:55 Mangaluru: “New generation of Konkani writers are coming out with quality literature.  Compared to other languages there is   lot of quality literature in Konkani language. This Konkani literature should be translated into other languages so tha...

  • Ever heard of police bhuta?

    Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-10-03 14:46 Tulu bhuta worship is remarkable for its diversity. It is not just personalities such as Mudda, Kalala, Koti and Chennaya who are worshipped as bhutas. Chinese, Arabs, Christians, Muslims, and even a subedar from the British era – worshipped as ...