Sunday, 22 February 2015

India wins and there is time for a heritage tour

The India victory in the World Cup match was a Sunday treat and a break from our hectic Natyanjali circuit assignment.

There was also time to do a quick heritage trail on a bike. Activist Muthuswamy took use around - the outer fortification of the old Tanjore town, the oldest three temples here, the quarters of the four communities, a few fantastic houses, the lanes and by lanes, a huge water tank linked to four others including the one inside the Big Temple complex and houses of the Tanjoe Quartet lineage, the last of the devadasis and families who make the famed Tanjore plates besides the rather pitiful existence of the folk 

This is a trail that a group is developing; private walks are on. A more formal one will follow.

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