Udupi Culture

Culture of Udupi
Artiste performing the traditional dance of Udupi

Udupi culture and society are known for its festivities and rhythm. Many people from all over India and of major faiths live in Udupi and enjoy all the festivals related to each and every community and religion. The events are enjoyed by one and all.

Aati Kalenja, Bhuta Kola and Nagaradhane are known to be some of the major cultural traditions in Udupi. Residents in Udupi celebrate major festivals such as Dusshera, Diwali, Christmas and many more festivals. Yakshagana Folk dance is the popular one in Udupi. Bhuta Kola is known to be the ancient form which is one among the Tulu speaking district in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi in Kasaragod and Karnataka. Bhuta Kola is known to be the solicit assistance from the initial spirit of the ancient ritual. As per the Indus Valley and other ancient civilization, these rituals signify prosperity and fertility. Bhuta Kola is known to be the stylized version of the ritual.

Cultural Events of Udupi

  • Kodavooru features numerous arts and cultural events.
  • Yakshagana is known to be the another major cultural event that is a form of musical drama ar; a special event in Udupi.
  • Hulivesha Kunitha is a dance performance where people paint their bodies with tiger stripes.
  • Kodavoory is the eminent place for most of the believers of Dvaitya. Dvaitya is known to be the philosophy introduced by Shree Madhvacharya. As per the traditional story, Shree Madhva, when he was three years old visited Kodavooru in order to pray to Lord Shankaranarayana.


Important Culture of Udupi

  • As per the annual car festival of Lord Shankaranarayana. This is a huge event celebrated for 9 days that consists of Rathotsava that is known as Chariot sever and Pooja performed with numerous Ashwatha Trees in numerous places in the village of Kattepooje.
  • Lakshadeepothsava is pooja which is performed with the Deepa.
  • The temple is dedicated to the God Ganapathi.
  • All the major festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri festivals are celebrated with grand pompous.
  • Maari pooje is held for more than 12 times in each and every year as the big Maari Pooje. The same festival is performed twice a year which attracts large number of devotees from all over India.
“Unity in diversity” rules in Udupi as people of different religions and communities reside in the state and enjoy each others festivals throughout the year. You will find a lot of Muslims, Buddhists, Christians and Hindu living happily in Udupi.

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