Manama, Bahrain :The local Kannada Sangha which has been patronosing Yakshagana, the rich art of Karnataka, recently successfully organised Yaksha Vaibhava at the Bahrain Kerala Samajam auditorium. As part of Bharatotsava-2013 of BKS, a Yakshagana Varaha-Narasimha-Bhargava was presented before a packed audience, with the participation of the amateur artistes of the Sangha as well as guest artistes from India. The four hour duration show mesmerized the audience.
Renowned young Bhagavatha Satyanarayana Punichittaya Perala, senior artistes Srinivas Rao Mundangallu, Ganesh Chandramandala, amateur artiste, Shekhar Shettigar, noted Maddale artiste Dayananda Shettigar Mijar participated as guest artistes.
Bahrain Kannada Sangha President Raj Kumar felicitated the guest artistes by presenting them shawl, memento and citation. Secretary Rajesh Shetty, welcomed the gathering. Varun Hegde, Naveen Shetty Iruvail, Poornima Jagdish and Radhika Karunaker assisted as compeers.
The stage settings and graphics used while the Goddess appears on stage and the arrival of Narasimha by breaking open a pillar,left the audience stunned.
The Himmela artistes were Satyanarayana Punichittaya, HK Pai, Mahesh Nayak Ajekar as Bhagavathas, Dhananjaya Kinnigoli, Lakshmisha Kadamannaya, Maddale artistes, Dayananda Mijar, Chende artistes, Srinivas Bhat Kalavaru (Devendra Jamadagni), Shekhar Shettigar (Hiranyaksha, Bhargava, Ganesh Chandramandala (Hiranya Kashipu), Srinivas Rao Madangallu ( Chandamarkaru), Praveen Shetty Kinnigoli( Agni, Kalajna)., Nagesh Kotian (Vayu, Brahadbana), Lolakshi Rajaram (Dithi), and others made the show a grand success.
Middle East Contracting, UAE Exchange., Delta, State Bank of India, Bemco and several other sponsors assisted in the successful conduct of the programme.