kadlekai Parishe 2013

It is always nice to go towards Basavanagudi and Gandhi Bazaar because it reminds one of old Bangalore. Kadlekai Parishe is a 2 day fair, a cultural practice observed for 400 years now; all the groundnut growers from the nearby districts and even some from Tamil Nadu attend this fair. Besides groundnut (in all forms – roasted, raw, salted, boiled, etc), you can also find a lot of other things like in a regular village fair. Here are some pics that I took today.

BTW, in Kannada, kadlekai = groundnut and   parishe = fair

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all the growers setup their shop on the road

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not just on the bull temple road, but on the cross roads too

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this was on the first day, in the morning; gets quite crowded as the day progresses

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