Saturday, September 10, 2005

A view of the Kapaleeswarar temple lit up for the Kumbabhishekam. The temple tank in the foreground reflects the light. Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

tilotamma said...

Is there water in the tank now?

R. Balaji said...

Yes. During the rainy season. I think on special occassions the authorities bring in water by tankers, `thanni' lorries. Also, now there is some work on to harvest rainwater.

tilotamma said...

I thought that these tanks were the old method to rain harvest. But it is never full.what's up with that?

R. Balaji said...

Yes. Such tanks in cities and villages were part of a system to conserve water. But over the years with encroachments and lack of maintenance the system has fallen apart. Now there are efforts to restore rain water systems.