Small Town Things

Dad was transferred to Tiruvarur on promotion as it’s police head. We joined him during vacations at the end of the school year.

One of the five traditional capitals of the Chola Empire, this town’s life in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu revolved around a famous temple and it’s water tank. We were privileged to witness the temple car festival and the temple tank float festival, the two major events of the town.

Dad lived in one of the four streets that bordered the temple tank. Every night Dad would unwind with a swim round the temple tank. He never missed a day.

*To know more about the town you can access the link
*Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc., expressing their heart about a photo prompt Β© C.E.Ayr

19 thoughts on “Small Town Things

  1. Yes. Everyone used it for bathing, washing etc.
    I actually wrote about how normally only priests lived around the temple, but had to cut it out because of word limit!

    As dad was the first officer of the town they were honored to have him live there and of course use the tank too.

    Temple tanks usually double up as water sources for a place. That was part of their utility which made former kings build these temples and their tanks. It was also a meeting place for men, women and children under the pretext of doing their chores.

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

    It’s good to be back!😊

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  2. I love the details, it makes me want to visit the place. And having a tank )or pool) so close sounds heavenly.


  3. These tanks are built to be quite deep and be refreshed naturally. Rains do refresh them too.
    This tank covers 33 acres and is one of the largest in India.
    Also nowadays people have showers and baths inside their houses.

    Thanks for reading and commenting πŸ™


  4. Thank you.
    The place is of great historicity and full of Tamil culture, steeped in arts and music.
    The temple is wonderful sculpture and indeed worth a sight.
    The festivals are really something!

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