One of the most unique dance-drama forms of Karnataka is the Yakshagana. Yakshagana Dance Form of Karnataka art form is predominantly performed in Dakshina Kannada. Now, during festivals this art form is most sought after around the Karnataka state. The dance form is very attractive and alive with a reverberating background live music and narration of the story. Yakshagana is an amalgamation of powerful dance steps, colorful costume, dramatic make-up, and music.
This dance form usually starts in the evening and ends in the early morning. The stories enacted are inspired by the Hindu epics Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Bhagavata.