Dakke bali is a form of snake worship, called as Nagaradhane
, held at Padubidri
in Udupi district
. The festival is held once every two years. It is held in those years when the Paryaya
festival at nearby Udupi
does not occur.
Dakke bali, along with Bhuta Kola is one of the ritual dance forms practiced in Tulunadu. Together with Yakshagana, this region boasts of a variety of folk dance forms.