Conversations around the katte

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“Our auto stand is just beside the katte. My daily routine involves coming to the katte in the morning and talking to my friends. If there is nothing to do and we have no passengers, we sit at the katte or in our autos and talk.”

-an autorickshaw driver

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“I am the first one to enter the temple precinct at 6 a.m. I place flowers on the idols and navagraha that are outside the temple. From 6.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. I stay here and sell my flowers. Later, I go to the market, buy flowers and come back again by 2.30 p.m.”

 - a flower vendor

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“Every year on Ramnavami, the group of senior citizens here, they distribute cucumber salad, muskmelon juice, butter milk and fruits to people who come here. They offer the prasadam to God first and then distribute it to all the people coming to the temple, the matha and the katte.”

- a regular devotee

Often the base of the tree is encroached by the material used in constructing the katte. The materials such as stone, brick, concrete etc. inappropriately in contact with the tree trunk which might affect the growth and adversely affect the condition of the tree. Would you be able to share a photograph of the base of the tree? (If possible, please use this format for the file name: Name of the katte_Name of the neighborhood_peepul bark).You can share them with us by uploading them

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“I come here every Monday to pray at the katte. First, I offer water to the Peepul tree and do namaskara. Then,I apply arshana or kumkuma and pour milk on the serpent stones. Afterwards, I do pradakshina around the Peepul tree and the serpent stones at least for about 108 times.”

- a local resident

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“I have been coming here for the last 30 years. About 5-6 people contributed money to put tiles on the katte. I also contributed for this. I usually spend my time here talking to other people who come to the temple, people whom I have known from many years.”

- a senior citizen

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