Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A short visit to Thalavady

My earlier post about Thalavady

Its a Kuttanadan village. It was a journey to my father's home for a 'Sarpam pooja' at the Aayilyam day of Kanni month.
The above scene is from Thalavady. There we can see these type of hangings from every home. Most of the homes have traditional type of cooking they use 'viraku' or wood for cooking food. Here coconut tree is a common tree and these are the stem of the leaves in malayalam it is called 'Kavalan madal'. After removing all the leaves these are hanged out to dry.

'Ney kumbalanga' . Ash gourd variety used for Ayurveda medicine.

An earlier post about Kumbalanga. In sanskrit it is known as Kushmanda.

'Ada palaka' used to drain water from the rice( Ari varkkumbol adakkan use cheythirunnu) . In ancient times a special vessel made of wood used to collect the water drained from the rice is called 'Maravi'(kanji vellam collect cheyyan).

Some people tried to get the old versions. This 'Ada palaka' is a new one made for my cousin who is living in Muscat for more than 10 years. It was a curious news for me because he is a bachelor and trying to make a Kuttanadan touch to his new home there .


Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Nice Pics!



AswathiBabu said...

Thanks Ravi

Sneha said...

nice photos..and great information too..thanks a lot ashwathi..

AswathiBabu said...

thanks sneha for yr sincere comments


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