Q. With reference to Bhoota Kola, consider the following statements;
1.is an annual folk ritual of Tulu-speaking people in Karnataka.
2.It is performed by a priest who is considered as a god for his/her lifetime.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] .Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Statement 1 is correct: It is a vista of three looming towers made of interstellar dust and gas.

Statement 2 is incorrect: Bhootada Kola is performed by a trained person who is believed to have temporarily become a god himself.

The performer displays an aggressive outlook, dances fiercely and performs multiple rituals.

This performer is feared and respected in the community and is believed to give answers to people’s problems on behalf of god. Drums and music give company to the dancing and pooja rituals.

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