Culture of NelloreThe culture of Nellore is very much similar to the culture of Andhra Pradesh. Annamayya, Kuchipudi and Tyagaraja which summarize the artistic traditions of Andhra Pradesh also characterizes the culture of Nellore. Even today, people in Nellore, like other parts of Andhra practice these forms religiously. Telugu language has been developed by numerous contributors and Nellore along with the rest of Andhra Pradesh also featured prominently in the Telegu language.
Festivals in Nellore
Nellore is famous for different festivals that are celebrated here with lot of enthusiasm. Some of the most important festivals in Nellore are Sankranti in January, Maha Shivaratri in February/March, the Telugu New Year or Ugadi in March/April, Rama Navami,Varalakshmi Vratam in August, Vinayaka Chaviti in August, Dasara in September/October, and Deepavali in October/November.
Dance in Nellore
Like other parts of Andhra Pradesh, both men and women of Nellore perform and practice the Kuchipudi dance religiously and there are many good institutions where proper training is giving to enthusiastic learners to hone their skills. Other important dance forms practiced in Nellore are Veeranatyam, Bhamakalapam, Butta bommalu, Burrakatha, Dappu and Tappeta Gullu.
Harikatha in Nellore
Harikatha is one of the oldest cultural formats that can still be experienced in Nellore. Also known as Katha, Harikatha is a kind of Hindu religious discourse. Here, the storyteller talks about religious theme through his speech. In the villages of Nellore, Harikatha is extremely popular. During the Sankranti festival, the Haridasus also sing religious songs, which is another important part of the Hindu culture.