The street shops selling earthen pots and pans on Venkatesa Agraharam road, near Saibaba temple, have started gearing up for Pongal.
“We start work one week before the festival. Then only will be able to finish the work. Our regular customers have already made orders,” says Thiyagarajan.
“All the pots are painted with white colour first. Then we use other colours for drawing designs. The colours blue, yellow and red are a must because they look bright. And they are considered auspicious also,” she says.
“Even though families are not using firewood to cook nowadays, they prefer these pots to get a traditional vibe,” she says.
The pots here are nominally priced.
South Mada Street hawkers will also be seen selling these pots.