Mangalore: ‘Sri Ravi Alevooraaya Aivatthara Sambrama Sarani’, a series on Yakshagana programmes was organised by sarayoo Bala Yakshavrunda Makkala Mela, Kodikal, at Town Hall, in Mangalore, from July 7 to 12. The programme was scheduled from 5.30 pm to 9.45 pm. The valedictory was held on July 13 from 9.30 am to 10 pm.
‘Sri Krishna Parijaata- Narakaasura Moksha’ Bayalata was staged on july 7, wherein Ravi Alevooraya had performed as ‘Sathyabhame’. On July 8, Sri Idagunji Mahaganapati Yakshagana Mandali Keremane staged ‘Karthaveeryarjuna’. English Yakshagana ‘Yakshanandana’ of P.A. Ithal was staged on July 9. ‘Syrandri- Keechaka’ was staged by Yakshagana Balaga Panandoor, Kulai, wherein Ravi Alevooraya performed as ‘Syrandri’.
On July 10, Yakshagana artistes Kadri Navaneet Shetty, ‘Kadali Kala Kendra’ Founder President Ramesh Bhat and ‘Hindi Yakshagana Manch’ Director B Prakash Pai were honoured. On the same day Sarayoo Bala Yakshavrunda students’ troupe performed a Hindi Yakshagana Bayalata- ‘Sri Ekadashi Devi Mahatme’ and Senior artistes staged ‘Choodamani- Lankadahana’, where Ravi Alevooraya performed as ‘Seethadevi’.
On July 11, Sarayoo Bala Yakshavrunda students performed ‘Jambavati Kalyana’, followed by ‘Kumara Vijaya’ by Kadali Kala Kendra’. On July 12, a music concert was and later ‘Dakshadhwara- Girija Kalyana’ was performed.
On July 13, events began from 9.30 am. Karavali Group of Colleges President S Ganesh Rao and Yakshagana artist Gundimajalu Gopala Bhat were felicitated. Sharath Kumar Kadri, Shivananda Keremane, P Santhosh Ithal, P Shivaram Bhat, P Shivaram Bhat, Poornima Prabhakar Pejavar were also honoured. ‘Rati Kalyana’ Yakshagana was staged at the end.
Harikrishna Punarooru, Dr Krishna Bhat, Madusoodan Alevooraya and others were present.
Ravi Alevooraaya’s students Srikant Devadiga, Deeraj Kottari, Ramya Devi Alevooraya, Goutham D.K and others performed on the occasion.