Pili Yesha

A group of boys painted and in tiger costumers on the way to ...

A group of boys painted and in tiger costumers on the way to the Mangalore Dasara procession in Mangalore
Pili Yesa in Tulu "Tiger Masque"  is a folk dance unique to the Tulu Nadu region of Kerala and Karnataka. Hulivesha is performed during Navratri to honour the Goddess Durga whose favoured animal is the tiger. Mangalore Dasara is one of the festivals during which large number of enthusiasts participate in this ritual. It was originated in Udupi District of Karnataka and initially performed during the Krishna Janmashtami/Mosarukudike and Ganesha Chaturthi at Mangalore, Udupi, Moodabidri, Kundapur and many other places in Tulu Nadu.

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