High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yakshagana poetry
(Yakshagana Padya or Yakshagana Prasanga) is a collection of poems
written to form a music drama called Yakshagana. The poems are
composed in well known Kannada metres using the frame work of
Yakshagana Raga and Yakshagana Tala. Yakshagana also has what is
called a Yakshagana metre. The collection of Yakshagana poems
forming a musical drama is called a Prasanga. Oldest surviving
parasanga books are believed to have been composed in 15th century.
Many compositions have been lost. There are evidences to show that
oral compositions were in use before 15th century. There are more
than 300 Yakshagana Prasanga books available today. Attempts are
being made to preserve the texts by digitising them.