27 Stunning Photos From The Cultural Parade at Utsav 2012 Manipal

A model poses with a dress made up of Origami art paper at the Manipal University Fashion Show UTSAV 2012 | Photo by Mahesh Mayuur

Day one of Utsav showcased the various faces of Indian mythology and their subtle variations at the Cultural Parade. Meant to be inaugurated by Vasanthi Pai, Chairperson of Student Welfare and Hostel Management Committee, MU, who could not make it due to personal reasons, Utsav 2012 was inaugurated by Dr. Ramdas Pai, Chancellor MU.

Depicting the cosmopolitan culture that pervades the Manipal University|Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
The costumes were too good, this time they all went all out. Yakshagana depiction by a student of Manipal University at Utsav 2012|Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
Standing out from the mythology theme was this tribal attire by students under the Manipal University at Utsav 2012|Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
A Student posing as an Egyptian Mummy Sarcophagus at UTSAV 2012 Manipal|Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
One of the popular themes was the Dashavatar, depicting the 10 Avatars of Vishnu. Here Manipal university students depict the Matsya Avatar at UTSAV 2012. |Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
A popular scene from the Mahabharata is the Geeta Sermon to Arjuna by Lord Krishna. Students enacting this scene at the Manipal University Cultural parade UTSAV 2012|Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
The ten Avatars of Vishnu, can anyone name all ten?  – Manipal University UTSAV 2012, the cultural parade|Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
MMMC Manipal students brought out the Fiery Chinese dragon as part of the Cultural Parade at Manipal University UTSAV 2012|Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
The Blue Umberella; Manipal University Utsav 2012 Cultural Parade |Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
No they are not kissing,we hope ; Manipal University Cultural Parade Utsav 2012 |Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
Smriti Shalini from Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS) Manipal performs the Bharatanatyam at the Cultural Parade UTSAV 2012 | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
Shilpi Gupta, A student of Manipal University performs the BharataNatyam at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
Radha-Krishna Avatar depicted at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
The Narasimha Avatar:Last year mythology was the new thing in the parade and this year it was overdone, at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
Depicting the European culture of Masked dances and ballroom parties at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
The Mahishasura Mardhini was depicted brilliantly at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
Characters from the Draupadi Vastra Harana scene at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
The story of two very close friends Krishna and Sudama at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
It was normal that mythology popped up so many times at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
A scene from the humiliation of Draupadi by Dushashana at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade  | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
A scene from the humiliation of Draupadi by Dushashana at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
Is that Cleopatraat Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade? | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
A chinese mythological show at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
Costumes of Bhutan at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
A dance performance at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
Now that’s a belly dance! At Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
Deviating from mythology, the belly dance briefly stole the show at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen
And that’s how a Doctor looks in Manipal! Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade | Photo Courtesy Ang Yen

For more beautiful photos from the cultural parade at UTSAV 2012 visit Ang Yen’s Photography page on Facebook. Ang Yen is a student at MCODS, Manipal.

For a summary of the day one events at Manipal University UTSAV 2012 Cultural Parade, visit The Manipal Journal’s article at Utsav day 1: Mythology holds centre stage at Cultural Parade

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  • Srishti punjani

    thats me thats me in second picture yaayy

  • Bbkdhl

    last pic is not doctor..she is acting as pharmacist..so correct the statement or to conform watch cultural parade video

    • Bbkstpd

       No one cares if shes a doctor or pharmacist.