Alva’s Virasat is a three-day cultural festival hosted in the town of Moodbidri in south Kanara, Karnataka. It brings professional artistes from across the country and of the region and provides for local people to enjoy the best of classical and folk music and dance.
The 2017 edition of this fest begins this Friday and features more than 600 artistes including a Kandyan dance troupe from Sri Lanka.
Recitals take place on an open-air stage and arrangements are made to seat some 30,000 people.
Alva’s Virasat Award is to be presented to Chenna0-based dancer and guru, V. P. Dhananjayan, Bharatanatyam. This function will take place on on Day One.
Alva’s Education Foundation, which is part of the Alva group of educational institutions which are well-known in this region hosts this fest.