Friday, September 23, 2011

Dance with the Cats

There are Just 1706 TIGERS left in India. SAVE the TIGER. Else our kids will just have to look at these men! Join the ROAR:

About the Art:
Hulivesha (Tiger dance) is a unique form of folk dance in Dakshina Kannada. Since tiger is considered as the favored carrier of Goddess Sharada (the deity in whose honor Dussera is celebrated), this dance is performed during the Dussera celebration. It is also performed during other festivals like Krishna Janmasthami and Ganesh Chathurthi. Moodbidri is famous for Hulivesha performed on Ganesha Chaturthui as Mangalore is famous for Dashera Hulivesha and Udupi for Janmashtami Hulivesha.

Vishal Vittal