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  • Kolata lends colour to Huthari fest

    December 5th, 2017adminArts, Culture & Entertainment
    Women perform Ummathat.

    Women perform Ummathat.

    The traditional Kolata performed after the Huthari festival was held across Kodagu district on Monday.

    The Kolata organised by Omkareshwara Temple Committee and Kodava and Arebhashe families was attended by hundreds of people.

    The members presented “Ummathat”, “Bolakat”, “Kolata” and “Pariyakali” on the occasion. The tourists were seen enjoying the traditional Kolata and other dances of Kodagu at the Fort premises.

    Legislator K G Bopaiah was seen dancing to the tune of traditional Valaga.

    Speaking on the occasion, Bopaiah said, “Huthari has its own history in Kodagu district. Kolata has been observed from time immemorial in the district.”

    Kodava land
    To a query on Kodava land, the MLA said, “Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy had not raised the issue of separate statehood during his visit to the district recently.”

    MLC Veena Acchaiah said “there is a festive atmosphere in Kodagu on account of Huthari. The tradition and culture of the land should be passed on to future generations.”

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / DH News Service, Madikeri / December 04th, 2017

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