Sunday, January 14, 2018


Sunday, 14th January 2018
LalBhaag, NammaBengaluru.

SUGGI is the farmers' festival, where they celebrate the harvesting season, happy with the crops they got, hence the family joins in the celebrations.

Now it is being celebrated in the cities, emphasizing the need to change the lifestyle and use more of organic millet based food.

It's also "Makara Samkranthi" festival, when the sun changes his path from South to North i,e, Dakshinayana to Uttarayana.

The state Government, along with department of Agriculture and Horticulture, organized a day long festival " SUGGI HUGGI" at LaalBhaag in Bengaluru.

Politicians presence

One of the highlight of the festival is KITE FLYING, where in the villages, in the open fields, people enjoy flying kites of various sizes and faces. They enjoy thrill and excitement in flying the kites higher and higher.

"KICCHU HAAYISU"  (ಕಿಚ್ಚು ಹಾಯಿಸು ) is another highlight of the festival, where male cows are decorated and made to run on burning fire, from dry grass. People enjoy the thrill, though it is the punishment for cows.

We went only in the evening when most of the organic food festival was over, but we could see the highlights of the evening.

Posted Monday 15th Jan. 2018

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful experience...talking to farmers from Belagavi..with their Rashi
    Navane ...and the stalls still selling their products kite, plants, organic millets, iLkal Saris, bed sheets, paintings, Handmade light shades..ettina gadi, decorated oxen ready to jump over the fire..and when it started they hesitate to jump and the person who is holding their ropes ..pulls them to do the job they have assigned ...that was bit cruel I felt..but enjoy seeing the innocent oxen well they are ...Nice write up...Njoyed the evening thoroughly..