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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tiruvaiyaaru or Land of Five Rivers

Tiruvaiyaaru is the small temple town near Thanjavur which has become famous due the incredible fame attained by by one of the greatest composers of Carnatic Music - Saint Thiagaraja. 
Tiruvaiyaru  means confluence of five rivers. There are five rivers that converge in this small town are:       The Five Rivers are Arisilaaru,Vennaaru,Vettaaru,Kudamruttiayaaru and Cauveryaaru. I traveled in Thanjavur last week and was lucky to be able to see and take pics of each of these five rivers which are posted below. You will note that all names end with "aaru" which means "river" in Tamil.
Views of River Vennaaru - Above
Views of River Vettaaru - Above

Views of River Arisialaaru above

Views of River Kudamruttiyaaru - Above

Views of River Cauveryaaru above
A Tree on the Banks of the River Cauveryaaru

17 comments:

  1. What a stunning collection of Pics Ramu. perhaps you would consider sharing them with the world in a book, just as I share words but a pic is worth a thousand words.

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  2. lovely pics....
    whenever i see ur blog i feel my roots closer to me....
    i really wish to visit these places again!!!

    and yes I'm fine sir,thanks for your concern.
    regards

    anu

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  3. OH what a beautiful pictures , I love them .

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  4. OH what a beautiful pictures , I love them .

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  5. as dry as we are here in texas, the waters look SO lovely!! i LOVE that tree and its reflection! wow!

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  6. Beautiful captures of the flowing river!

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/09/the-landscape.html

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  7. Seems like a nice, quiet place. :) The pictures of the water and the greenery are so soothing.

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  8. Wow! Superb shots. So glad to take this virtual tour.

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  9. Wonderful to see so much water and I love the trees too!

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  10. Glad to see all rivers flow with water! Wonderful photos... liked the Arisalaaru view a lot with pretty house and tree on the bank.

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  11. Nice post on rivers! And the tree is fabulous!

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  12. These pictures are amazung - i feel very drawn to this river! Have a lovely weekend Ram!

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  13. Great shots from nature. I like the last shot.

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  14. Lovely and thanks for telling me the meaning of Aaru.

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  15. I never knew the meaning of Thiruvaiyaaru...didn't think about it. It is very rare that we see rivers with water in Tamilnadu. Very nice pictures.Loved the last picture very much!

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  16. My urge to visit this place(haven't yet been to this place)...is greatly accentuated by what I see in your post..Very nice captures..

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