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About Melattur Bhagavata Mela

Bhagavata Mela is a regional temple theatre form presented through the medium of classical dance and classical music. This blend of theatre and dance has been performed for over five centuries.  Throughout this time, one of the most unique aspects of Bhagavata Mela has been that all the roles – dancing, acting, singing etc., - have been only performed by men.  In the earlier days, this was one of the very few avenues available for men to dance and has been a rich source of dance compositions, dance forms, musical compositions and unique rendering of ragas. Bhagavata Mela is also unique in that.  It is still performed not as a commercial enterprise but as devotional prayer of surrender to the Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha. ​Read more

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