Kangilu
 

Udupi

Kangilu - Udupi

 

Kangilu Kunitha is found in Udupi and Mangalore Taluk, but only in some parts of the region. This Kangilu Kunitha is a traditional folk dance of Udupi District, which belongs to Mundal and Gowda community . This folk dance is held during full moon of day and night till many days this folk wil be held.

Kangilu Kunitha is one of the powerful and spiritual folk dance. Before starting this folk dance it offers pooja to Durga god. When the devotees join their hands to pray some people get spirit comes on them. When the pooja is going on these folk people start getting ready to perform. In Kapu Mari guddi these folk people, before performing they offer seve to the god and then they start their act.

The Kunitha people are of 5 to 12 members. These 12 people put same kind of vesha [character]. People have a belief that if Kangilu kunitha is done cities problem, diseases and all the negative power goes off. At the end of the folk dance the food items which was used like rice, coconut, etc are taken home and it should be cooked outside the house and offer the prepared food to the Mari god. There is a belief that if this Kangilu Kunitha is not done every year, problems will occur in that place. The songs begins with Kangilu song 'Karungilo' and ends with 'Aati Kalenje' song. If they conduct Kangilu Kunitha every year, it will create peace, harmony and good health to the people of the village.