During the course of action, he also wears a stick, which serves also as a sword or the chains of a horse. More than the costume, the ornaments they have to wear are traditionally considered more important. The narrator and his chorus i. This page was last edited on 1 January , at Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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Oggus Katha allows tremendous scope for dramatization. Another member plays on a kanjira and the sixth one sings along with the narrator and also plays a napheera, a ooggu instrument, used at times of martial valor. Large number of devotees offer prayers to the oggu kathalu on all Sundays which fall in between Sankranti to Ugadi. Oggus are the traditional priests of the Yadavas and perform the marriage of Mallanna with Bhramaramba.

Mallanna defeated them and cursed them to be dogs. The narrator and his chorus i. All devotees can be seen with turmeric on their foreheads.

By oggu kathalu this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A large number of devotees visit the Mallanna temple during Maha Shivaratri when the Pedda Patnam is celebrated and also during the Agni Gundaalu which is celebrated on the Sunday falling before the Ugadi. The chief narrator wears a dhoti tied up to the knees, a lathalu shirt, a colored head cloth, a colored waistcloth, and ankle bells.

June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Chukka Sattaiah famous for Beerappa oggu katha, mallanna oggu katha, sri mandatha oggu katha with his melodious voice which attracts the Telangana people.


There is a legend regarding this chain of shells. In addition, they will wear five silver rings oggu kathalu five silver chains jogirlya wrist band ponchithick silver rings kadiyam around the neck, to the right wrist and to the upper arm, a three – pggu garland made of pagadam sapphire and round silver nooses tavalamande and matte to the fingers of the foot and a garland kathhalu Mallana’s portrait on it ambarala golusu.

In the hands of an able narrator, it becomes a very inspiring one, because of the innumerable improvisations introduced, along with the traditional way of rendering the story. More than the costume, the ornaments they have to wear are traditionally considered more important.

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These ballads are in ‘manjari dwipada’, containing lyrical prose, recited with great oratorical and rhetorical nuances. When Bhramaramba entreated the Lord to save them from the curse, he graced ogggu by asking them to be Oggus and narrate his stories.

Oggu kathalu team consists oggu kathalu four to six members. Views Read Edit View ogggu. It was said that seven brothers of Bhramaramba Mallanna’s consort fought with him at the time of her wedding.

Used at the beginning of each story and also at the marriage festival of Lord Mallanna. Retrieved from ” https: Instruments used like Jaggu damarukamDolu and Thalam. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


Oggu Katha

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Indian folklore Culture of Telangana. It is because of this knowledge sharing, Oggu Katha has been spread to various parts of the country. The festive season, called as Jatara begins from Sankranti and lasts till Oggu kathalu.

Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July Vallam Sataiah taught many students the complete concepts of Oggu Katha. This article needs additional citations for verification. They oggu kathalu oggu katha artists oggu kathalu devotees visit kathau pilgrimage place Komaravelli Mallanna Temple every year which is located on a hill called Indrakeeladri in Kaghalu village, located in Warangal District, of Telangana state, India.

The popular names in Oggu katha artists are Chukka Sattaiah [3] made oggu katha famous worldwide. The dramatization of the narrative is what gives the Oggu Katha its predominant place especially in Telangana, where Oggu Katha prevalent. The seven shells symbolize the seven brothers and are given a prominent place while narrating the story.