Kanyapu - Udupi


Kanyapu dance performance is very oftenly seen in and around Puttur performed by the people of Ajila or Nalike Community.

This art is performed at night time from Maayi Hunnime to Suggi Hunnime which comes in the month of March/ April. As in all other folk arts, the performers are offered by food grains, clothing materials etc by the land owners or from the rich class people. In this form of dance, there is no much importance for makeup and ornaments where female character paints their face with white and dress with traditional saree like a bride and a male character dress like bridegroom with turban and dhoti to give traditional touch.