This will be the second ‘dark’ festival season for a very small band of traditional potters who dot a lane off Mylapore’s Royapettah High Road. Opposite Sri Anjaneya Temple.
The 3 or 4 families of potters do little nowadays, most having turned to other professions but the few who do stick to their trade, always made clay idols of lord Vinayaka for the festival. Of any size. And display them for sale off the street.
Now, due to pandemic regulations since sales too are restricted, these potters say they may source the images from north Chennai and sell if there is a demand.