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Union Minister Shri Ananth Kumar at the “ Ganjam puppet Show”

Shri Ananth Kumar, Hon’ble Minister for Chemicals , Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs along with his family visited Ganjam Puppet Show (Ganjam Gombe Pradarshana) Organised on the occasion of Dasara Festival at Ganjam Mantapa, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru on 24th Sep 2017, Sunday.

The puppet show said to be started during Vijayanagara dynasty is continued to organise by Mysore Maharaja till today in Southern parts of Karnataka like Bengaluru, Mysuru etc. The speciality of this puppet show is presenting the stories of Ramayana, Mahabharatha and other historical events were presented through Puppets.

The visuals of Selling Gold, Diamond and other valuable ornaments at streets during the rich and strong Vijayanagara Empire were shown through puppets which is accompanied by mountains, Temples and 7 rounds fort (Yelu Suttina Kote) of Hampi during the puppet show at Gamjam Puppet exhibition.

The Dasara Utsava of Mysuru was showcase at a separate premises.  Mysuru Palace, Streets and different programs of Dasara were shown in these premises.  Shri Ananth Kumar appreciated this Dasara Usava puppet show.

Shri Ananth Kumar told that that this puppet show showing cultural heritage has to be viewed by everyone including children.

Wife Smt Dr.Tejaswini Ananth Kumar, Daughter Smt Aishwarya and son-in-law Shri Divyesh and other family members were present during Minister’s visit.

This Puppet Show is organised at Ganjam Mantapa at Basavanagudi.  Smt Radha Ganjam, Bindu Ganjam and other artists explained about this exhibition to Minister.