Nakaiy Calender (Maldives-Minicoy). Lakshadweep.
The Nakiay Calendar printed in Male, Maldives projects seasonal conditions and the activity appropriate to it. Among the activities covered are planting, harvesting, fishing and sailing. In sailing, a distinction is made between the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian sea. The calendar describes the equivalence between the Jazira Arab and the malayalam nakshatras. (Reference: Rahmani of Kunhikunhi Malmi, edited by Lotika Varadarajan). This photograph was taken at Community Hall in Falessey, Minicoy in April 1995.