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Welcome to Yakshadegula

About Us

Yakshadegula is a 41 year old organisation established by K. Mohan to popularize Yakshagana across the world. Yakshadegula has been a pioneer in bringing innovation in traditional art forms.
Over 7500+ traditional and contemporary stories has been staged in various parts of the world,Yakshadegula has been recognized by Ministry of Culture,ICCR and Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka. Now, yakshadegula aims to work extensively in helping artists grow,documenting some of the aspects of artform which is on a decline.
Over the last 20 years, Yakshadegula has trained students in Yakshagana with an objective to promote lesser known art form. As they continue to expand their efforts towards popularising Yakshagana, they are also is now looking at integrating lesser known Indian performing art forms in schools with an objective to create interest, awareness and help students explore the benefits of Indian performing arts.

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Yakshadegula Repertoire


Traditional and Contemporary Yakshagana plays

Yakshadegula is known for staging several traditional yakshagana performances , usually stories picked up from epics like Mahabharatha, Ramayana and Puranas. Some of the well known productions of Yakshadegula are Kamsa Vadhe, Jambavathi Kalyana, Sundopa Sundara, Maghada Vadhe, Krishna-Arjuna Kalaga, Kusha Lava, etc 
Yakshadegula as an A grade troupe of Song and Drama Division,  Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. has performed in every village of Karnataka.Yakshadegula uses yakshagana as a medium to spead awareness on social issues. Some of the contemporary plays are Illeyanna Kathe, Arivu, etc

Yakshagana Workshops

Promoting and popularising yakshaganka is one of the objectives of yakshadeegula. Hence Yakshadegula runs workshops to provide students an opportunity to learn more about aspects of yakshagana. 

Some of programs we offer :

  • Yakshagana awareness and basic workshops in schools

  • Make up and Costume workshops

  • Advanced yakshagana learning workshops

  • Skill building in students using yakshagana


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Call us to book a performance or workshop

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Experience of over 2 decades of training students in Yakshagana

Regular Yakshagana Natya Classes

Are you an aspiring artist who is looking for a way to have your talents be discovered? Our school is the right platform to enter to the world of Yakshagana. Traditional method of teaching , stage performances and all round grooming.

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Yakshagana Himmela Classes

Yakshadegula offers short term courses in yakshagana himmela - Chande, Maddale and Bhagavatike. Follow our social media pages to know more about the sessions


Yakshagana short term training

Yakshadegula offers short term training for various events like :

  • Corporate shows

  • Private shows

  • Basic modules of yakshagana


Other Initiatives



First ever children's book on Yakshagana. This book was conceptualised and created by Yakshadegula with an objective to take yakshagana to more children across globe. More than 5000 copies of the book has been distributed. 

This book was published by Bookosmia 


Curating events to promote other traditional artforms

Karnataka's rich cultural heritage must get a wide audience. We have been working with several artists of Karnataka to curate events to promote various artforms like Yakshgana, DolluKunita, Kamsale, Huli Vesha, Veeraghase, Pooja Kunita, Gee-Gee Pada, etc 


Art and Technology

Karnataka is known for being a land for technical innovations and yakshagana. In our effort to popularise the artform and making relevant to today's generation. We are working with children to apply the concepts they have learnt in yakshagana and technology to create meaningful content. We have been using scratch platform to work with children



Founder and Secretary

K Mohan

Contact Us

73, 6th Cross Rd, Bovi Colony, Thyagaraja Nagar, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070, India

098440 08651


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