Darling, doesn't that structure resemble a Ther?
Mom, what is a Ther?
Ther is a chariot.
It was used in our country in the past by the rich,especially the royalty.
Therpadai (chariot army) also formed a division of a kingdom's army, augmenting its infantry & cavalry.
This is beautiful structure, Wish we had such shapes back home.
Oh, we do have. You have seen them in Valluvar Kottam too!
In almost every village, you can see a Ther. These days they are used in temple festivals.
Only you haven't noticed them, being busy with your cellphones!
Really? Anything else?
There is a famous story of a King who gave sacrificed his Ther in order to support a drooping mullai flower creeper!
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Ther is Tamil word for chariot. Therpadai means an army of chariots.
Here are some pictures of these.
GOLDEN CHARIOT KING PAARI HELPING A FLOWERING PLANT
Ther as a means of transportation
VALLUVAR KOTTAM, A TOURIST ATTRACTION IN CHENNAI,
THE CAPITAL OF THE S.INDIAN STATE OF TAMIL NADU