Mangalore Art and Cultural Attractions

Culture plays an important role in the development of any nation. It represents a set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices. Culture and creativity manifest themselves in almost all economic, social and other activities. A country as diverse as India is symbolized by the plurality of its culture.

India has one of the world’s largest collections of songs, music, dance, theatre, folk traditions, performing arts, rites and rituals, paintings and writings that are known, as the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ (ICH) of humanity.

Mangalore is a multicultural potpourri with people from diverse religious, linguistic, migratory classifications.

Art & Cultural Attractions in Mangalore

  • Yakshagana
  • Bootha Nema- Kola (Dance of Spirits)
  • Nagaradhane (Snake worship)
  • Nagamandala – A ritual Serpant Pooja
  • Siri Darshana
  • Huli vesha (Tiger Dance)
  • Kambala (Buffalo Race)
  • Ati Kalanja – A Folk dance
  • Cock Fight
  • Karadi Vesha (Bear Dance)

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