ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದತೊಗಲುಗೊಂಬೆಯಾಟಕ್ಕೆಬಹಳಸಾಮ್ಯತೆಹೊಂದಿರುವಕಲಾಪ್ರಾಕಾರವುಇಂಡೋನೇಶಿಯಾದಲ್ಲಿಯೂಕ್ರಿಸ್ತಶಕಮೊದಲನೇಶತಮಾನದಿಂದಪ್ರಸಿದ್ಧವಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಈಬೆಳಕು-ನೆರಳಿನಾಟವು “ವಯಾಂಗ್ಕುಲಿತ್” ಎಂಬಹೆಸರಿನಿಂದಪ್ರಚಲಿತವಾಗಿದೆ. ತೊಗಲುಗೊಂಬೆಯಾಟವುದಕ್ಷಿಣಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ, ಅದರಲ್ಲೂಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿಮಾತ್ರಕಾಣಬರುವುದರಿಂದಈಸಾಂಪ್ರದಾಯಿಕಆಟವನ್ನುದಕ್ಷಿಣಭಾರತೀಯಪ್ರವಾಸಿಗಳುಮತ್ತುವರ್ತಕರುಇಂಡೋನೇಶಿಯಾದಲ್ಲಿಪರಿಚಯಿಸಿದರುಎನ್ನಲಾಗಿದೆ. “ವಯಾಂಗ್ಕುಲಿತ್”ನಲ್ಲಿಬಳಸುವಗೊಂಬೆಗಳೂರಾಮಾಯಣ,
ಮಹಾಭಾರತದಪಾತ್ರಗಳನ್ನಾಧರಿಸಿದ್ದು. UNESCO ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯು “ವಯಾಂಗ್ಕುಲಿತ್”
ಆಟವನ್ನು “Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” ಎಂದುಗುರುತಿಸಿದ್ದು, ಈಶ್ರೀಮಂತಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಯನ್ನುಸಂರಕ್ಷಿಸುವಆಶ್ವಾಸನೆಯನ್ನುಪಡೆದುಕೊಂಡಿದೆ.
This logo is an illustration of a puppet used in "Togalu Gombeyata", a type of shadow puppet show unique to the state of Karnataka. The puppets ("Gombe") are made of leather (Togalu) and the facial features are drawn with colorful dyes extracted from vegetables. The characters in the show are traditionally from Indian epics such as Mahabharata and Ramayana. The dialogues are rendered either as spoken conversations or as songs or a combination of both, and accompanied by music with local instruments such as harmonium. This traditional rural theater, which was used very effectively to popularize stories from Mahabharata and Ramayana and to spread the moral values upheld by various characters in these epics, is now on the decline due to a competition from modern forms of arts such as movies.
A shadow puppet show very similar to Karnataka's Togalu Gombeyata, and known as "Wayang Kulit", is popular in Indonesia. It is believed that this traditional art was introduced to Southeast Asia sometime in first century CE by traders from south India. The puppets in this show are also made of leather and the stories are based on characters in Mahabharata and Ramayana. UNESCO has designated Wayang Kulit as a "masterpiece of oral and intangible heritage of humanity" and obtained assurance from Indonesia to preserve this heritage. The logo of Kannada Sangha (Singapore) is thus symbolic of the traditional cultural link between Karnataka and Southeast Asia, which is in a way being revived and continued by the Kannada Sangha (Singapore).
"Singara" is the name we chose for the website of Kannada Sangha, which was the first Kannada Sangha in the world to have its own website. Singara is also the title of the magazine that Kannada Sangha publishes periodically. Over the years, the word Singara has become synonymous with Kannada Sangha (Singapore). Singara literally means decoration or adornment. The illustration in the logo is also an exquisitely decorated face of a woman and hence an appropriate logo for Kannada Sangha (Singapore).
This wonderful art was originally written by Shri. Chandrakanth Acharya. In 2010 the logo was re-written by Smt. Rashmi K.C and converted to Digital format by Shri. Rajesh Hegde.
During 2011 AGM, the new logo was officially re-launched by
Founder , Ex-President of Kannada Sangha (Singapore)