Folk Defining Life with Traditions
In the mesmerizing land of Ramnagar, Parthasarthi is a folk artist who practices Veeragase with his team of wonderful traditional artists. He is a part of Veeragase team that performs Tamtevaadiya and Veeragase. Parthasarathy is a very dedicated and sincere person who follows his passion for learning and teaching traditional art form. When asked about the art form, Parthasarthi stressed that the purpose of Veeragase is about adding the violent avatar of Lord Shiva also known as Veerabhadra. Parthasarthi along with his team has performed in various places like Delhi, Haryana, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and various other states of the country. Approximately, the team has been conducting programmes for 15 years. The team experiences joy and has the prime objective of saving this art.
After he settled down with his team, in beautiful dresses and masks we knew that it is going a worth watching the performance. In the shimmer clothes and elaborate make, they started to perform. The performance clearly showed their dedication and throughout the beats of the songs made us tap our feet too. The performance was fierce sit should be and hence was worth watching. Parthasarthi had learnt this art from his teacher Byrappa and also Mahesh. In order to learn this art, Nagegowda has built the entire Janapada Loka. It also had played a very important role. There are various people like Byrappa, Mahesh, Shivanna, Seenappa and others from whom he has learnt and exhibited this art. For Parthasarthi, this is the only profession and nothing else. He has taught in various schools and colleges like Bidathinahalli, Basaveshwara, Shyamala school, Karevinahalli, Channapatna Government First Grade College, Bengaluru GKVK college and many other colleges. According to him not only video but also audio recordings of the performance have been done. However, he is not sure where they are as of now. He is keen on teaching the art form to his children so that it can be passed on to the next generation. We feel that this art form practised by this team of dedicated and hardworking individuals should be highlighted and made to reach out to the vast audience all over the world. This group and the art form required an applause from all over the world.