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Friday, March 14, 2014

Pullamangai Village

22-3-2014: We motored towards Pullamangai located around 5 Kms from Kumbakonam to see the Tiruvalanthurai Mahadevar Temple. We reached around 9.30 am but the priest had not arrived. We had to wait for nearly one hour for him. Meanwhile we stretched our limbs and meandered around for a while. We befriended the village kids and took a few pictures.They looked happy and healthy. We asked them if they went to school and they said no.That was sad to learn. We were given to understand that in a nearby house a family owned two looms and produced Kanchivaram pattu (silk) saris.When we evinced interest we were invited to see the saris. We had a nice interaction with the village folk and saw a nice collection of beautifully woven saris. By this time the temple priest had arrived and opened the temple doors. We bid good bye to the kids. It was a beautiful experience:

6 comments:

  1. Nice pics. Saris are interesting..

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  2. Beautiful sarees and yes, sad that those kids don't go to school.

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  3. Oh no school.... That is sad.. Beautiful fabrics.. Michelle

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  4. Beautiful..I like the last candid.. A very special one..!

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  5. It is nice to explore such places which are devoid of tourists.

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