Kadalekai Parishe means Groundnut Festival. It is an annual groundnut fair that is held on the last monday of Karthika Masa (according to the Hindu Calendar) near the Bull temple in Basavangudi area of Bangalore.
I made a visit on the last day of this year’s fair. The fair brought a village ambience within a city and made me realize that within every city lives a village!
Farmers from various parts of Karnataka and adjacent districts of Tamilnadu flock the fair with their harvested peanuts. After the offerings to the Bull deity, they sell their groundnuts in the fair. Plain groundnuts, roasted groundnuts, salted .. you can go nuts of your choice!