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
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.
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.