Krishna: cameo hero of the Yakshagana

Lord Krishna who celebrates his birthday each Shravana masa is perhaps, the most colourful of all Indian gods. ‘Krishna consciousness’, the product of the romanticism of the Puranas, the fantastic visualisation of the epics and harsh reality of history– fits into any time-frame. Making use of strange mannerisms and interesting playfulness, Krishna showed the meaningless existence of a stagnant culture and stirred it into activity. This unique personality has inspired all Indian art media.