KARNATAKA

A South Indian State

Introduction

Karnataka is a state in South West India. It was created on 1 November 1956, with the passage of the States Reorganisation Act. Originally known as the State of Mysore, it was renamed Karnataka in 1973. The capital and largest city is Bangalore. The state covers an area of 191,976 square kilometres (74,122 sq mi), or 5.83 per cent of the total geographical area of India. It is the eighth largest Indian state by area. With 61,130,704 inhabitants at the 2011 census, Karnataka is the ninth largest state by population, comprising 30 districts. Kannada is the most widely spoken and official language of the state.

Special Recipies of Karnataka!!!

Puran Poli or Puran Puri or Bobbattu or Holige or Obbattu is a traditional type of sweet flatbread made in India in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Gujarat and Goa.This is main dessert of south Karnataka, especially between the regions of Bangalore and Mysore.

Jowar Rotti or Jolada Rotti is the staple diet of the people residing in the region of North Karnataka ,especially in the region of Dharwad,Belgaum,Gulbarga and Hubli.

this is mainly fed as a main course as it is healthy and is stomach filling.

Famous Tourist spots

Famous dance of Karnataka!!!

Yakshagana

Yakshagana is a theater form that combines, dance, music, dialogue, costume, make-up and stage techniques with a unique style and form. This theater style is mainly played in the coastal districts and Malenadu regions of Karnataka, India[1] and traditionally played from dusk to dawn.

Yakshagana is the recent scholastic name (used in the last 200 years) for art forms known as kēḷike, āṭa, bayalāṭa, bayalāṭa, daśāvatāra. It is believed to have evolved from pre-classical music and theatre during the period of the Bhakti movement.[2] Yakshagana is popular in the districts of Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Shimoga and Kasaragod district .[3] Yakshagana has become popular in Bangalore over the recent years, particularly in the rainy season, when there are few performances in the coastal districts. It has drawn comparisons to the Western tradition of opera. Actors wear costumes and enact various roles. Traditionally, Yakshagana would go on all night. It is sometimes simply called as ಆಟ"play" in both Kannada and Tulu. Yaksha-gana literally means the song (gana) of a yaksha, which was a term for exotic tribes of ancient India.


Famous songs of Karnataka

Nityotsava - Mysuru Anantaswamy - KS Nisar Ahmad
karnataka naada geethe... Jai Bharata Jananiya Tanujaate

Famous eve of Karnataka

Dasara or Dussehra

Dasara, derived from the Sanskrit Dasha-hara meaning "remover of bad fate", is among the most important festivals celebrated in India. Regional spellings include Dashera, Dussera and Dussehra.

Specifically, it may refer to:

  • in South India, the ten-day festival of Navratri as a whole
    • in Mysore, Mysore Dasara
    • in Madikeri, Madikeri Dasara


Mysore is famous for its Jambu Savari during the Dasara procession.

UGADI

Ugadi is the New Year's Day for the people of the Deccan region of India. The name or Ugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words yuga (age) and ādi (beginning): "the beginning of a new age". It falls on a different day every year because the Hindu calendar is a Lunisolar calendar. The Saka calendar begins with the month of Chaitra (March–April) and Ugadi marks the first day of the new year. Chaitra is the first month in Panchanga which is the Indian calendar.


Ugadi in Tamil Nadu is celebrated as Puthandu Which also means New Year in Tamil.

The time gap between Ugadi and Puthandu may be 2 weeks or less than 2 weeks.

On the day, of Ugadi people of Karnataka eat Neem leaves and Jaggery which depicts that the life is full of ups and downs, we must take both issues of life in the same mentality.