The unique elements brought readers a special elements about tulunadu. We are not going to go deep about tulunadu history or about tulunadu achievement because it’s vast, deep and beautiful which will take you through some time but today ,its about the unique elements of cultures of tulu Nadu . Let us take you all through just 1% of Tulu nadu speciality.
Tulu Nadu or Tulunad, is a region in India where the Tulu language is predominantly spoken. The Indic people known as Tuluva are natives of the region. The erstwhile district of South Canara is the core of the Tulu speaking region. The Old South Canara district is currently divided into Dakshina Kannada and Udupi of Karnataka and Kasaragod district of Kerala. This region is not an official administrative entity but there has been a movement in the region demanding statehood for Tulu Nadu within the framework of the Republic of India. Mangalore, Udupi and Kasaragod are its important cities.
The legend however goes to say that coastal Karnataka is a creation of Parashurama called Parashurama Sristi or Parashurama Kshetra.It is said that Parashurama had a dispute with the lord of the seas, Varuna and threw his axe and claimed the coastal region from the sea, part of which is Tulu Nadu and the other part, is modern day Kerala.
Devotees throng to seven temples as the Kshetra temples are all nestled in the coastal Karnataka – Udupi, Kolluru, Subramanya, Gokarna, Kumbasi, Koteshvara and Shankaranarayana. They are collectively called Mukti Sthalas.
Tulu Nadu was ruled by the Aluvas or Alupas for more than 1000 years. As feudal lords ,they ruled until it came under Vijayanagar empire and thereupon under the Nayaks, the Sultans of Mysore and eventually the British.
The Yakshagana is a night-long dance and drama performance practised in Tulu Nadu with great fanfare. Yakshagana drama tells many different different stories with there unique touch of comedy and dance. Tulunadu Youth mainly made Yakshagana as profession as well as they made Yakshagana tulu culture famous. It also played in kanada language.
Pilivesha is a unique form of folk dance in the region fascinating the young and the old alike, which is performed during Marnemi (as Dussehra is called in Tulu) and Krishna Janmashtami. Karadi Vesha (Bear Dance) is one more popular dance performed during Dasara in Tulu Nadu.These days Pilivesha competitions are also conducted. There are several types of Tigers, the Yesa differs from place to place. One can easily make out with the attire worn by the team that they belong to particular place. Kudla Pili vesha differs form that of Udupi.The ancient unique custom has been changed and the modern music lyrics have been included in the band. But what so ever it may be it fascinates hundreds of people even today. Nothing in Tulunad is practiced without the hint of spirituality so as Pilivesha.
Daiva Kola (Spirit worship), which is usually done at night is practised here.Bhuta Kola is a Hindu ritual dance form from Tulu Nadu,region in south west India.It has close resemblance with Theyyam, a ritual dance form of North Malabar region in Kerala.The Bhuta Kola is performed in honour of minor dieties (Daiva) or Spirits (Bhuta).Bhoota Aradhane continues to hold sway over Tulu Nadu as it has done for centuries. As an art form, tradition, entertainment and psycho-cultural phenomenon, spirit worship stands as a grand example of man’s longing for an intimate connection with nature.
Kambala (Buffalo race) is conducted in water filled paddy field.The contest of buffaloes is called “Kambala” or “Kambula” a sporting race in muddy water. Coastal Karnataka is the true home of the athletic buffalo. Kambula races are held from December till March. Every weekend one could see the buffalo races in Coastal Karnataka. Four decades ago the buffalo race was held only on religious occasions, on the days of “Kodamantaaya” and Jumaadi Bhuuta spirits festivals.
All these part of tulunadu culture are individually more famous and we can describe allot about it in deep. But lets come to our one of the favorite culture.
Many people go crazy and Emotional. Just looking at the photos of the cuisine, craving starts and ends on eating it.
Tulunadu cuisine is largely influenced by the South Indian cuisine, with several cuisines being unique to the diverse communities of the region. Coconut and curry leaves are common ingredients to most tulunadu curry, as are ginger, garlic and chili. Mangalorean Fish Curry is popular dish in Karnataka. Well-known Tuluva dishes include Neer Dosa, Masala Dosa, Chicken Ghee Roast, Chicken Sukka, Kori Rotti (dry rice flakes dipped in gravy), Bangude Pulimunchi (spicy sour silver-grey mackerels), Beeja-Manoli Upkari, Neer dosa (lacy rice-crêpes), Boothai Gasi, Kadubu, and Patrode. The Konkani community’s specialties include Daali thoy, bibbe-upkari (cashew based), val val, avnas ambe sasam, Kadgi chakko, paagila podi, and chane gashi. Tulu vegetarian cuisine in Mangalore, also known as Udupi cuisine, is known and liked throughout the state and region. Since Mangalore is a coastal town, fish forms the staple diet of most tulunadu people. Tulunadu Catholics’ Sanna-Dukra Maas (Sanna – idli fluffed with toddy or yeast; Dukra Maas – Pork), Sorpotel and the Mutton Biryani of the Muslims are well-known dishes. Pickles such as happala, sandige and puli munchi are unique to Mangalore. Khali (toddy), a country liquor prepared from coconut flower sap, is popular.
Apart from Mangalore and udupi you can try all this dishes in udupi hotel or south base hotel in many other cities.
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Let me end on Tulunadu saying
“One Caste One Religion One God”.