Hutthari celebrated with fervour in Kushalnagar

Members of Kodava and Gowda communities celebrated Hutthari, the traditional and cultural harvest festival of Kodagu, in an enchanting moonlit night on Wednesday. 

Irrespective of age, the members clad in their traditional attire, took part in the Hutthari procession organised by the Kodava and Gowda Samaja. They danced to the beats of Oddolaga. Oddolaga signifies welcoming of ‘Dhaanyalakshmi’ (the goddess of grains).

The participation of the members of various communities including Muslims and Christians added colour to the fest that heralded the unity and harmony of the land.

First, the members observed the ritual of tying ‘nere’ at the Kodava Samaja at 7.30 pm and proceeded to the nearby paddy field. Kodava Sahitya Academy former president Bacharaniyanda P Appanna offered traditional pooja and cut the fresh corns. Marking the occasion, Palangappa fired in the air. Kodava Samaja President Cholanda A Muddappa, Secretaries M B Monnappa, K A Nanaiah distributed the corns to the gathered members.

Later, the corns along with ‘kuthi’ were taken in a procession. ‘Thambittu’ and ‘payasam’ prepared with the new rice were distributed to the participants. Kodava Sahitya Academy member Ranu Appanna, Samaja Joint Secretary T M Machaiah, Treasurer M E Ganesh were present.

In the programme organised by Gowda Samaja, the organisers tied ‘nere’ at the Samaja and offered pooja at the Ganapathi Temple in the city. Later, the group proceeded to the fields of Mullusoge M V Shianna in a procession where corns were distributed.

Samaja President Amemane Kamala Ganapathi, Kechappana Mohan, Kumbhagowdana Raghu, Kallachana Bhageerathi, Kunnhali Tilak, Kemmarana Uttappa and others were present. Car Owners and Drivers Association too organised a Hutthari procession.


Mehndi for hand – Desings & Tips

Jessica Simpson with her Mehndi design

1    The hotter you are the darker the mehndi colour comes out on the skin.

2    Once mehndi is applied on the skin, it should be left overnight for at least 5-6 hours to enhance the deepness in colour.

3    The colour on the skin will darken on the day after the mehndi has been applied. The darkness in colour will last for a few days and will fade away.

4    The mehndi powder can be a khaki, green or dark brown colour   depending on where it comes from. It usually develops into a chocolate   brown colour when applied as a paste onto the skin. Fresh mehndi   powder will produce a strong dark brown colour and will last longer.   Stale mehndi will produce a light orange colour, which will not get   darker over time.

5    Lemon Juice & sugar syrup can be applied with cotton wool on to the  mehndi once it is dried. This will secure the mehndi onto the skin more and therefore, result in the darkness of the colour on the skin.

6    The use of black “henna” should be avoided as it contains a dangerous chemical called Para-phenylenediamine (PPD) found in hair dyes which causes skin irritations.

7   Brides should have waxing done before mehndi is applied on them as otherwise the mehndi will be waxed off with the hair!

8   To beautify your mehndi for mehndi nights, wedding or receptions, body glitter and gems in different colours can be applied on the skin to match the outfits. Mehndi Creations specializes in all types of glitter work.

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