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Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi

Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
01/18
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The Kalkuda Daiva and mediator (known locally as Madhyastharu) seen during a performance of Bhuta Kola or spirit worship in Udupi.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
02/18
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Bhanta Jumadi Daiva Artist In Action.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
03/18
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Bhanta Jumadi Daiva artist pictured wearing elaborate costume during a performance of Bhuta Kola or spirit worship in Udupi.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
04/18
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Bhanta Jumadi Daiva Artist In Action.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
05/18
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Bhanta Jumadi Daiva artist pictured wearing elaborate costume during a performance of Bhuta Kola or spirit worship in Udupi.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
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Bhuta Daivas (GOD) Decorated.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
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Bhanta Jumadi Daiva artist pictured wearing elaborate costume during a performance of Bhuta Kola or spirit worship in Udupi.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
08/18
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Kalkuda Daiva artist pictured wearing elaborate costume at a street performance of Bhuta Kola or spirit worship in Udupi.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
09/18
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The Kalkuda Daiva Patri with elaborate costume and make-up during a performance of Bhuta Kola or spirit worship in Udupi.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
10/18
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Bhanta Jumadi Daiva artist pictured wearing elaborate costume during a performance of Bhuta Kola or spirit worship in Udupi.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
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Kalkuda Daiva in Action.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
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Daiva dancing to the tunes of Nagaswaram.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
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Kalkuda Daiva dancing to the tunes of Nagaswaram and wearing elaborate costume during a performance of Bhuta Kola or spirit worship in Udupi.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
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Kalkuda Daiva and Mediator (Called As Madhyastharu).
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
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Kalkuda Daiva having live Chicken for his food as an offering ( also known as Bali ).
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
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Kalkuda Daiva using burning torches.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
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The Kalkuda Daiva eats a live chicken as part of an offering during a performance of Bhuta Kola or spirit worship in Udupi.
Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
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Family Memeber Reacting Kalkuda Daiva Abhaya.
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  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
  • Bhuta Kola spirit worship performed in Udupi
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Bhuta Kola, a living tradition of spirit worship in the Tulunadu region of Karnataka that goes back to pre-Vedic times and combines a mix of theatre, spectacle and religion was performed in a ceremony in Udupi.

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