The Vibrant Kushtagi Santhe

Day 5 of Padayatra
4th February, 2018
Gumgeri

We set off from Dotihal in the morning, with our heads still reeling from the engaging weaving demonstrations we witnessed.

Pottery items for the kitchen

Around 10am, we reached Kushtagi, which is at the junction of National Highway-50 and State Highway-59, about 50KMs from Koppal. Today being Sunday, the entire town was caught up with the Santhe (fair). In what might have been a large fair, is now divided by the National Highway, and an unheeded flyover at the junction. One side of the Highway is the Cattles section of the fair, and on the other was all farm produce, Millets to Vegetables, Kitchen Stoves to Earthen pots, cleaning items like different kinds of brooms for different types of floors, Apparels, Footwear, everything you will need if you want to settle down in a village.

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