Photos and words by
Jegannathaan N Jakkam
"Met kutti nandhini in a village festival, Its was a long story when before KN was born her parents were wishing to have a girl child, they prayed to the goddesses, that if they get a girl child, they we will take her to god's shrine and dress like her and take her for a procession in the streets of the temple...
so i was talking to her dad, when she was getting ready for the ritual, while talking to her dad i was observing side by side. I felt that she has the most powerful & beautiful eye's and smile,i have ever seen..."
The 3 creator's...
"The Three brothers of Kumarthuli, one of the group of talented artist, they are well known for the style of their castings idol's, Their creations of like jaw dropping experience for any one who is into sculpting & anatomy study. If u take a walk inside their workspace, u will witness giant size to the tiniest forms of all range of god's, demigod's, demi angel's, demons, fairies and many more interesting character's..."
Guard of the Guardian's
"Periyakka (actual meaning in tamil is elder sister) is a street vendor who makes awesome masala vadai, banana bajji as well as onion bajji. Its realy hard to find periyakka in the streets of that tribal village. She is the master chef for all the function's that takes place in and around the village. She make's right from mithai's. namkeen's, biriyani's as well as nice bhang (hic..Hic..). so during a hectic walk right from the base village camp to this tribal village. I reached to the market place, was feeling big time hungry & i was searching for some nice place to eat, (generally you wont find hotels, mess or any eat out joints in the tribal village except some tea shops & small time petty grocery stores). i came to know about periyakka & went to her hut and asked for food around 9 in the morning. So she invited me into her hut. she made me some nice ragi dosa's with red chilli fruit chutney(slurp), which i belted royally. After that the best part i asked for something hot to drink. She gave me a local version of karupatti coffee...
Later her neighbor to me that the food i ate was made for her. I felt really bad, went to her apologized gave some money, she refused to accept it. i asked if i can buy her something, i was shattered on her reply she said " you must have come from a far off distance, i don't want you to starve in our land, so i gave u what i had, so i don't need your money"
I was speechless on her noble act, hats off to her.
Psst: ( but i gave her the money, and i also help her cleaning some utensils & few house chores). And well i got her portrait."
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