A kamatha is the ground on which farmers temporarily stack harvested paddy.
Threshing (the process of separating paddy seeds from the straw) is done here using bullocks
The Kamatha is prepared before the harvest is collected. Farmers would clean the area, removing any plants and weeds growing there and apply a mix of clay taken from anthills and cow dung on the ground to level it. Once dried, this mix separates the paddy from dust and other impurities below.
There are many types of Kamatha such as, Gal Kamatha, Vel Kamatha and Bim Kamatha; Bim Kamatha is the prevailing type. A distinct sub-language is used for communication in the Kamatha called Kamatha basa.