Nostalgic journey for the visitors at Vishwa Tuluvere Parba in Adyar

Beauty of Tulunadu culture was unveiled at the exhibitions held as a part of Vishwa Tuluvere Parba, on the banks of river Netravathi, at Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management premises in Adyar on Friday.

The path leading to the exhibition and convention venues in the college campus were decked with  sky lanterns and embossing arts featuring various facets of  Tulunadu.
There was a mood of funfair in the air. It had all the makings of a country fair or ‘jaathre’.

The 'santheda kala' (Shandy market) and ‘Thottil gobbu’ (roller coaster ride and merry-go-round) took the visitors down the memory lane. Along with stalls selling condiment, there were stalls selling juice, tender coconuts and watermelon. The stalls selling sweets, juices, sandals, fancy and decorative items and kitchen ware were among other stalls. Around 25 book stalls were set up at the book exhibition venue. BS Gowda Book House from Kabbanpete, Bangalore, sold old books, including English and Kannada novels, textbooks etc at discount rate. Students were seen looking for the textbooks on various subjects.

There were stalls on herbal products, clay pottery and wooden toys as well.
Vendors had come from various parts of Karnataka to sell their products. Jute bags from West Bengal and Pashmina  from Kashmir, handloom sarees from Uttara Karnataka, decorative dry flowers made out of sola wood and corn cover from Manipur also attracted the visitors. 

Artiste G R Upadhyaya of Kavoor exhibited his paintings on Tulunadu culture and a model of 'Brahamaratha', the magnificent temple chariot. Speaking to Deccan Herald, Upadhyaya said that it took six months to prepare the model. The ritual of drawing Brahmaratha chariot is the specialty of the district, he said. He has used wood, paper, beads, decorative fancy items, and thermofoam to make the model. He named the Brahmaratha as Bangarda Ther, the golden chariot and also wrote the caption in Tulu script.

Agricultural department of Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat had put up a stall demonstrating organic method of farming. Organic manure, methods of paddy cultivation, and a model depicting vermi compost unit  was conceptualised by Agriculture technology Management Agency(ATMA) and district agriculture training Centre, Belthangady and also various schemes of the department meant for farmers were on display.

BSNL, Mangalore, had set up a stall and exhibited old machines used for communication such as  telephones, telegraph machines etc. A huge model of telephone, made out of plastic, caught the attention of onlookers. Photography expo organised by artiste Vasanath Kedige, featured prize winning photographs of photography competition held on account of  the Vishwa Tuluvere Parba. Students took part in Tuluvere Isiri pantha, group dance competition and reflected the culture of Tulunadu by performing folk dances related to Ati Kalenja, Yakshagana and so on.

There was boat ride and exhibition on attires used in Bhoothakola.

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