Dances like Harige, Bhoota Nrutya, Naga Nrutya and Vatte Kola aim at appeasing
the supernatural powers, lest the community is harmed. These dances are
deep rooted particularly in the picturesque coastal region of South and
North Karnataka. The dance serve as a traditional forum for community
members to conduct a dialogue with the performer - the re-creator
of ghost image, consequently paving way for a two way communication. The
image of the ghost is most appealing.