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Fishing fair as part of Khandevu Nemotsava draws large crowds

Fishing fair as part of Khandevu Nemotsava draws large crowds


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, May 16, 2015: :Large number of enthusiasts actively participated in a fishing fair  in the river near Pavanje Bridge on May 15, Friday. The event is organised as part of the culmination of the famous Khandevu Nemotsava.


Fishing fair as part of Khandevu Nemotsava draws large crowds


The Fair which commenced  at sun rise   in the presence of several people, both young and old from far and near. Significantly, people cutting across all barriers of caste, creed and religion take part in this unique event. Moreover there is also a belief that  river fish was tasty as well as good for health and many who sell fish during the fair  make hay while the sun shines. Many others purchase fish, regardless of the price   owing to another belief that Khandevu fish would do good to them.

Beyond doubt this unique fishing fair  gave a good opportunity to the people to enjoy fishing and to catch a glimpse of the  rich tradition of Tulunad.

One of the participants, a banker officer said he has been a regular visitor to the fishing fair since 35 years. Recalling the fishing fair in the past, he said  then the visitors used to be offered jaggery and water as a refreshment. “We used to arrive here the previous night, stay in the hills and then take part in the fair the next day,” he recalled.

Many were also seen participating and enjoying the fishing fair with their entire families.


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