It has been nearly 22 days. I’ve toured around Tamil Nadu – Trichy, Srirangam, Tanjore, Thiruvaiyar, Swami Malai, Kumbakonam, Koothanur, Karaikkal, Vaideeswaran Kovil, Pondy, Cuddalore ….
I am back home in Chennai. The weather is beautiful, there is excitement in the air – concerts and events everywhere, happy faces everywhere. It is almost as if the city is celebrating … I soak in the atmosphere, the fun and the energy.
Chennai Sangamam has started with a bang and there is so much activity. We’ve spent the last couple of days at Elliots Beach watching rock bands from different universities perform. Today’s performances are by folk artistes – teru koothu, naiyandi melam, poi kaal kudirai attam and it ends with some fusion music.
How do I even begin to describe the setting?? Cool breeze by the beach, free entertainment, happy faces everywhere enjoying the free entertainment, food stalls dishing out local delicacies from different regions of Tamil Nadu – Virudunagar, Chettinad, etc. Yesterday I thought of my lovely son as they served fish fry (nethili meen varuval)!!
Why would anyone want to leave this place?? I wish I could be part of all this excitement every year!! Not sure if the locals enjoy it as much as I do though : )