Earthen lamps on sale on mada streets

There are hawkers on Mylapore’s South Mada Street who respond quickly to the turn of seasons, festivals and demand.

If you are on this street now, you will find men or women who used to sell lemons or keerai now offering you a variety of earthen lamps. For Karthigai Deepam.

Sold at prices that range from a mere one rupee to thirty rupees, these lamps are sourced from the Villupuram and Puducherry region, well known for earthen terracotta products like lamps, plant holders, pots and decorative items.

 

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