/* START Google Analytics Code*/ /* END of Google Analytics Code */ A home called "Parvathi": 1975

Sunday, April 6, 1975

The great Diva M.S. Subbalakshmi had performed earlier in Mysore, when K.Puttu Rao was alive. Here she is shown visiting "Parvathi" in 1967.

Shown in the photograph (below) is Puttu Rao's second daughter-in-law Smt. Indiramma performing the necessary honors on so famous a visitor. Incidentally, is that Palghat Mani's head?

Being that "Parvathi" was a vast and joint family (though not all of its members essentially lived there), the daughter-in-laws were always regarded with a certain filial pride by the man of the house (hear Chowdiah also mention this in the audio!). One remembers the house as having always retained the fresh smell of Jasmine emanating from perpetual garlands for gods, visitors and for women's constant hair adornings. The flowers would be brought in abundance each day from the copious flower houses of Devaraja Market or collected from its own gardens.

The first Lady Subbalakshmi (below) is shown settling down comfortably amidst family members as the Gods are prepared to be invoked prior to her own performance.