Though Mangalore remained quiet through most of Thursday, Mosaru Kudike, religious functions and ‘huli vesha’ brought streets back to life in the night.
Pots and vegetables dangling way above the road seemed to be the cynosure of thousands of people who thronged temples as ‘Mosaru Kudike’ was held to mark Krishna Janamashthami.
Traffic remained disrupted as temples in Attavar, Shaktinagar, Urwa stores, Urwa Market, Thokkottu, Kadri bore witness to human pyramids, some even stretching three tiers, to reach and break the pots, disbursing colour, and cucumbers dangling above.
In Attawar, Shri Krishna Jayamtyotsava Samiti organised the event at the Shri Arasu Mudatheya grounds. This marked the 104th year since the tradition was started there.
Similar scenes were witnessed at Shri Manjunatheswara Kadri temple and Shri Gopalkrishna Temple in Shaktinagar.
Many gathered in Thokkottu on the outskirts of the city at the procession, organised by Shri Jaya Veera Maruti Vyayama School Trust for the 53 year now. The festivities included a tug-of-war competition between the college teams from the area.
In Urwa bus stand, the Urwa Stores Friends Circle organised a “Raag Sangam” concert, which accompanied the festivities. Going beyond just religious festivities, they even distributed computers to those undertaking computer training.
Hawkers of trinkets, those selling street food made brisk business, as crowds swelled at temples to offer their prayers and to witness the festivities, which continued on till late in the night.