Tulunadu Culture on Display at JAVAB Annual Family Gathering

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Daijiworld Media Network—Mumbai (RD/CN)
Mumbai, Feb 25:
The 12th annual family get-together of the Juhu Andheri Versova Ville Parle Association of Bunts (JAVAB) was held here recently at the Green Acres, Lokandwala Garden, Samart Nagar, Andheri (West). 
The entire gathering was offered a grand traditional welcome distinct to the Tulunadu region, with the melody of trumpets, drums, and other musical instruments.

JAVAB president Anand P Shetty and other office-bearers inaugurated the stage programme  by lighting the lamp.
JAVAB vice-president Papillion Raghu L Shetty, secretary C V Shetty, treasurer Ramesh N Shetty, joint secretary Madhukar Shetty, joint treasurer Vijay N Shetty, founder president and funds collection committee president Divakar M Shetty, cultural committee president Shankar T Shetty, membership drive committee president B Shivaram Naik, and former president N C Shetty, were present on the dais.
Former president B Vivek Shetty, Ramesh U Shetty, lawyer Anand V Shetty, executive committee member Ashok S Shetty, D K Shetty, Gunakar D Shetty, Nagesh N Shetty, chartered accountant I R Shetty, J V Shetty, Jayaprakash Shetty, Mohan S Shetty, Nagesh N Shetty, Dr Prabhakar Shetty B, Ratnakar V Shetty, Satish Bhandary, Dr Sudhakar G Shetty, Dr Vachan Shetty, Vaman Shetty, and Vishwanath Hegde were present on the occasion. 
JAVAB members and their families arrived at the venue in traditional Tulunadu attire and also staged various traditional dances. 
Tulu play ‘Tuluunaddha Parbolu’, was staged by JAVAB members as part of the entertainment programme.   Traditional Tulunadu traditional delicacies were served to all courtesy of  Manish Caterers’ proprietor Vaman S Shetty. 


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  • Vyshak MV, Udupi/Bangalore

    Fri, Feb 27 2009

    Good event guys...Looks like lot of guys had turned up to the event..But the issue here is the Bhoota Kola has been made to look like its an entertainment item on the stage.Well its not. "Tulunada Daivaradhana Rakshana Chavadi" has already made a press release requesting people not to use Bhoota Kola as a entertainment tool. We request all you guys not to use Bhoota Kola as a entertainment item in any of the functions.

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  • Dinesh, Karkala

    Fri, Feb 27 2009

    I felt very sorry to see some  people Wearing footwear in front of Ganesh statue.

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  • Bulsam, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 26 2009

    Tuluva culture is one of the exclusive & oldest Dravidian cultures of this region. Traditionally and culturally Tuluvas was a part of North Kerala. Even the food, festivals, dress, customs, rituals and lifestyle of Tuluvas and Keralites are similar. Also, the rituals of these two groups are similar as in the case of Bhuta Kola for Tuluvas and Theyyam for Malayalees. Nairs and Bunts belong to the same cast.

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  • Belkale Sandeep Shetty, sundeepu@in.com

    Fri, Feb 27 2009

    Now the culture in only to demonstrate abroad & it is not alive where it should. We feel proud when ever we attend such functions,but reality is totaly different. People are selling their ancentral properties & houses to get their daughters & Sisters married. Tulunaadu Culture has already become a musuem piece. These sanghas & Associations are there only for name sake. . Have they taken any initiative to curb Dowry system which is growing day by day in the society. Forget about taking intiative instead they feel proud to announce the amount of Dowry taken or given. Wealth without social responsibity is a sin. This has kept the poor people of community out of the Sociatal main stream & there are people who are still struggling for their livelyhood, there are unmmaried daughters & Sisters . We are not bothered about all this. There  is a huge Gap between Sangha & Samaja ( community & Association )We feel bad when somebody reminds us of our responsibility ! Carry On ! May God Bless You

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