Moodabidri: Balipa Narayana Bhagavataru is the Kohinoor diamond of the Yakshagana arena. Dharmadarshi Harikrishna said that we have lost that diamond.
He was speaking while participating in the Balipa Gana-Nudinamana held on Wednesday in the courtyard of Balipa Bhavan, Nooyi Niwas of Marur, the residence of Bhishma Balipa Narayan Bhagavatara, a member of the Yakshagana Ranga.
Shri Harinarayan Asranna Baliparu of Srikshetra Kateel appreciated the patronage of the Bala Mela of Kateel, the art dharma that he maintained without compromising on the purity of style despite the tumult of changes.
Dr. Prabhakar Joshi gave the introductory speech. Artists Govinda Bhatt, Moodambailu shared a professional association with Gopalkrishna Shastri Balipara. Patla Satish Shetty recalled Balipa Guru’s generous donation to his foundation and how Bhagavatik education was imparted. Sullada Chandrasekhara Damle recalls the occasion of the first audio cassette recording of the singing of the prelude to Balipara Yakshagana.
Yaksha `Gana’ Namana:
Balipara Putra Kateelu Mela Bhagavat Balipa Shivshankar Bhat, Balipara Shishya Batyamule Lakshima Narayana Bhatt was Prasangakarta Sridhar D.S. Balipa Namana Yakshagani poems composed by him became the voice of Bhagawati. Devotees such as Puttige Raghurama Holla, Hosamule Ganesh Bhat, Ramakrishna Maya Siribagilu, Ravichandra Kannadikatte, Satyanarayan Punichittay paid tributes to the victims. Laxmish Ammannaya, Chandrasekhara Bhat Konkanaje, Ganesh Bhatt Belalu, Kaushik Rao Puttige, Murari Panjigadde collaborated in the Himmela.
Former Minister K. Abhayachandra, BJP district president Sudarshan M., businessman K. Sripathy Bhatt, Bhuvanabhirama Udupa, Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, artists Sridhara D,S, Murali Kadekar, Ganesh Shetty Moodushedde, Raghava Nambiar, Balipa style collector Nityananda Rao Surathkal, Peruvai Narayan Shetty, Ganaraj Kumble, Permude Jayaprakash Shetty, Bhaskara Rai Kukkuvalli, Subadibrahmanya Bai. , Bhujabali Dharmasthala, Bondala Satchidananda Shetty, Rajarama Bhatt Perla, Dr. Sripati Bhatt Kazampadi, Dr. Subrahmanya Padyana, Dr. Vinayak Bhat Chhetamane, Mahesh Maniani, Dr. Padmanabha Gowda, Radhakrishna Kalchar, Venkatesh Bhat of Atikuke Bangalore, Deviprasad Shetty, owner of Katilu Melas, Yuvraj Jain of Excellent College, Shantarama Kudva, Nellimaru Sadashiva Rao, Mahaveera Pandi, Devananda Bhat Beluvai and other dignitaries were involved in the nudinamana. Artist Kote Rama Bhatt Dr. Prabhakar Joshi narrated the program.