Aug 30, 2009

Onam Shopping Festival at Valluvarkottam in Chennai ( 2009 )

A three day Kerala Shopping Festival, was held on 28, 29, 30 August 2009 at the Valluvarkottam in Chennai, in Connection with Onam Festival.

Specialized items such as Arts & Handicrafts, Spices, Cosmetics, Industrial Products (Kerala coir bord products, Ornaments, Textiles etc) and tasty as well as tempting food products such as Banana Chips, Paalada, Unniyappam along with other traditional foods of God’s own Country were available.

I visited the place this morning. Along with the shops, a traditional art theme also was enacted there with a live “Maveli”, the former ruler of Kerala, most fondly remembered by Keralites as the best ever ruler they had and on whose remembrance Onam festival is celebrated. “Maveli” was accompanied by “ Chendamelam” the traditional drums of Kerala. This festival was enriched with a “Pookkalam”, the traditional flower decoration- a must during Onam.

A few photos for you who might have missed it:




Instant Rice Ada & Unniyappam


Upperi ( Bananan Chips ) & Sarkarapuratti

1 comment:

LakshmiLakshmanan said...

Gud one.Last time i went dis time missd !