Karnataka’s groundnut festival ‘Kadalekai Parishe’ begins

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  • Karnataka’s famous groundnut festival ‘Kadalekai Parishe’ begins on November 21, 2022, after a two-year Covid-19 hiatus.
  • It happens near the Dodda Ganesha temple and the Bull Temple at Basavanagudi.
  • Different varieties of groundnut supplied by farmers from all over Karnataka and neighboring states are the main attraction of the fair.
  • Bull Temple Road was lined with hundreds of vendors offering everything from flowers to jewellery, food and fruits, tattoos and artefacts, which drew crowds.
  • In the street opposite Basavanagudi is the famous Bull Temple, where the Kadalekai Parishe is held every year.
  • Groundnut farmers from Karnataka as well as neighbouring areas of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh bring bags of groundnuts to sell at the fair.
  • Every year, on the final Monday of the holy month of Karthika Masa, the Kadlekai Parishe is held.

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