Happy Sankranti

Wishing everyone a very happy Sankranti. Love this celebration of a bountiful harvest. Love the Ellu Bella, sugarcane, Sakkare acchu and of course the riot of colours on cattle back in Mysore. Like a true harvest festival, Sankranti is actually a celebration of peasants and his way of life. Cattles being a major asset along with land in peasant households,  occupies the center stage this time of the year. After a good meal of assorted pongals, boiled sweet-potatoes, Avarekayi and peanuts, evenings are the time to decorate and celebrate the cattle of the household. They are adorned with little bells, tiaras and other pieces of jewelry.
As a little girl I would go out to all our neighbors and exchange Ellu-Bella etc. Love the celebration and festivities. Now it is all about the next generation, unfortunately little guys are not supposed to do much here and my Sunny boy did rather play than go with other girls to exchange Ellu-bella. But the spirits are high and Happy Sankranti

7 comments:

Priya said...

Happy Sankranthi wishes..

LG said...

I can almost pick ellubella and eat. Happy Sankranti Smitha.

Nagashree said...

Happy Sankranthi to you & yours Smitha. Ella bella enjoy maadi.

WeR SAHM said...

tq and happy sankaranti dear...

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Happy Sankranti to you and your family.

Leena said...

Happy Sankranti to you and your family..

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Back home this is not made and I love to hog on this. Nice photograph, well taken