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Groundnut Festival ‘Kadalekai Parishe’ begins in Karnataka

The annual festival of ‘Kadalekai Parishe’, also known as the groundnut festival, Kadalekai Parishe is a fair held in the month of Kartik near Basavanagudi in Bengaluru. It happens near the Dodda Ganesha temple and the Bull Temple at Basavanagudi.

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Groundnut Festival ‘Kadalekai Parishe’ begins in Karnataka- Key Points

  • The groundnut festival has a 500-year-old history, and it is happening after a pause of two years because of the pandemic.
  • It was inaugurated by Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on November 20, 2022.
  • This year, over 3,000 people from other parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and also Tamil Nadu took part in the festivities that welcomed the first seasonal yield of the groundnut crop.
  • This year, raw groundnuts are priced at Rs 50, and roasted peanuts are being sold for Rs 80. As many as 2,000 traders participated in the festival.

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