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Chakara - Bountiful catch for the fishermen

Chakara is a seasonal fish harvest in Kerala, South India and therefore the fishermen’s best season.

Around the time of the monsoons in the month of June, a mud bank formation near the seashore brings an inexplicably large number of fish to the shore and the phenomenon is referred to as Chakara. Fishermen celebrate this season extravagantly.

This nature’s miracle plays a pivotal role in maintaining the economic stability of the fishing community. For the local people the occurrence is imbued with a lot of cultural significance.