OLD & GOLD!

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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!

*Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc., expressing their heart about a photo prompt, every week. 
Thanks for this week’s beautiful photo prompt © Sandra Crook.
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
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Ther as a means of transportation
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VALLUVAR KOTTAM, A TOURIST ATTRACTION IN CHENNAI, 
THE CAPITAL OF THE S.INDIAN STATE OF TAMIL NADU
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22 thoughts on “OLD & GOLD!

    1. Thank you. My father was a police officer and taught us to note things, happenings. On road trips, we would not be allowed to sleep, watch and learn. That’s not there today, one of the outcomes having excess information online!
      Thank you very much!💐

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