Chennemane – an interesting indoor game of Tulunadu

Chennemane – an interesting indoor game of Tulunadu

Chennemane or Chenneda Mane has been the popular indoor game played in Tulunadu region during Aati month. This game is a symbol of the culture and heritage of Tulunadu. It is interesting for all age groups from 3 year olds to 100 years old. It was a great way for the...
Bunt Traditions Index

Bunt Traditions Index

Bunt Traditions have a glorious past and rich cultures which are getting lost over time. Many of these have come down from previous generations by word of mouth. Mangalore Local Foods being an integral part of Bunt traditions is indexed here. Many Bunt Traditions...
Matrilineal system or Aliyasantana in Tulunadu

Matrilineal system or Aliyasantana in Tulunadu

Matrilineal system or Aliyasantana custom is followed by Bunts in Tulunadu region. This social system is unique to the region compared to rest of the country. The other places in India known to follow the matrilineal lineage is Nair community in Kerala and in...
Thudar Parba

Thudar Parba

Thudar Parba in Tulunadu, popularly known as Deepawali, is one of the important festivals in the region. All festivals here are unique considering the culture and tradition handed down from elders.  This is a three-day festival involving the worship of Baliyendra and...
Agel Balasunu

Agel Balasunu

Agel Balasunu is a tradition of remembering and pleasing the deceased members of the family. In most families in Tulunadu region, this ritual is performed on the day of Aatida Amavasye, as it is believed that all spirits descend in the region on that day. Agel...
Kangilu Nalike

Kangilu Nalike

Kangilu Nalike or dance is a famous traditional folk dance rooted in Udupi and surrounding areas of Tulunadu region. “Kang” in Tulu language means arecanut tree. The dance has gained the name because the dancers wear costumes made out of arecanut fibre. This dance is...
Koral Parba

Koral Parba

Koral Parba or “Thene Habba” is an important celebration in Tulunadu region. This festival is celebrated in different ways by the people across the region but the fundamental reason for the celebrations are the same. There may be differences in the timing of the...
Chauthi with Sugarcane

Chauthi with Sugarcane

Chauthi or Ganesh Chathurthi is a grandly celebrated occasion in Tulunadu region because of the fond connection to Lord Ganapathy. One of the special temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha in Tulunadu region is Sowthadka Mahaganapathi temple. A tradition unique to this...