The Badagutittu style, as its name indicates, is prevalent in Northern parts of South Canara, that is, from Padubidri to Byndoor and North Kanara District. The Badagutittu school of yakshagana gives emphasis on facial expression, matugarike (dailogues) and dance appropriate for the character depicted in the episode. It makes use of a typical Karnataka chande. The Badagutittu style was popularized by Shivram Karanth's Yakshagana Mandira at Saligrama village in Dakshina Kannada as a shorter, more modern form of Yakshagana. Keremane Shivarama Hegde, the founder of the Yakshagana troupe, Idagunji Mahaganapathi Yakshagana Mandali is an exponent of this style of Yakshagana. He is also the first Yakshagana artist to receive the Rashtrapati Award. Sri Chittani Ramachandra Hegde won Padmashri award for his life time contribution to the art.