Puthari

Puthari, Kodagu’s annual harvest celebration, is the most important festival across Kodagu, a landmark in the agricultural and social calendar. As the name indicates— pud (new) ari (rice)—it welcomes the new rice crop in late November or early December with widespread community celebrations, gatherings, dances and songs.

One of the taliyatakkibolchas from the kitchen is carried by a young woman of the okka, who leads the way to the rice fields, followed...

Puthari, Kodagu’s annual harvest festival, the most important celebration across Kodagu, takes place at the end of the year on a full moon night in...

At Kenjerene Ur mand (Urë mandë), Kunjila Village, the day after the ritual harvesting of the newly ripened rice crop, clans gather to dance puthari...