Quiet town. Way beyond the consciousness of the restless traveling souls.
This is Thiruvaiyaru. On a whim, I decided to head further into the backroads of Thanjavur, heading deeper into the bowels of South India. The whole trip had me riding one of those craggy, dilapidated non-AC buses that I so ironically enjoy. So I walked within the confluence of narrow alleys. After almost being shredded to pieces by an unwelcoming stray dog, I finally found the unseemly temple, the site of a religious pilgrimage. But what I liked more was communing with the Cavery River.
"Hello, Mr. Cavery. Pleased to meet you." From its placid flow, I must have imagined a bump on the waters, like a gentle splash, as though it had acknowledged my presence. I smiled.
Meanwhile, the temple wasn't much of a sight but I knew of its sentimental, albeit religious significance to the locals.
Thiruvaiyaru is located 13 kilometers from Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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