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
Ther as a means of transportation VALLUVAR KOTTAM, A TOURIST ATTRACTION IN CHENNAI, THE CAPITAL OF THE S.INDIAN STATE OF TAMIL NADU