We were there for the whole evening and got home only at night. Here are some pictures that I took on that day. The views of the church are not the original church that was built. This is a new one.
The view of the front and side of the church
Me, My wife (on my right) and my wife's cousins
My Wife (Green Saree) and Her Cousins
Eateries - The Round Ones Are Called Bondas And The Others Are Vadais
Dolls, Key Chains and Artificial Flowers On Sale
Crabs and fish ready for cooking. The crabs can be had dry fried or in a gravy. The fish are cleaned, salted and pasted with spices ready for frying or cooked in the form of a sauce.
Shells, Decorative Item and Decorative Items In The Form Of Cashew Fruits and The Protruding Nuts.
This is a place where hair is given as an offering to the Virgin Mary. The "Hair" is misspelled as "Hire".
The next day we all went to a lagoon near a place called Muthupet, some 60 km. from Tiruvarur for a boating ride on the lagoon. We had to take our food along and we were accompanied by some of the staff of my wife's cousin who, as I said before, is the Chief Educational Officer of the region. A slight drizzle played spoilsport on our outward journey and so we held umbrellas. There are a few outposts on the lagoon where people can have their meals. We went to the third one where we had our meals. The rain become heavier and the boatman and the some others made a make shift tent. We returned drenched but after having a good time.
Here are some pictures that I took.
Sand being quarried from the lagoon bed and loaded on to a bullock cart