Oil on canvas board 9 by 12 inches
This is my impression of the sacred river Cauvery. Cauvery river originates in my home state Karnataka and it is the life line river for our state. I love to visit the temples that are around its banks and make a trip at least once in a year. The boats that are used to ride on the river are called teppa in the local language and is made of bamboo. They are sturdy but light weight, can fit two people comfortably but the boatman wants to make a quick buck and overloads, so the ride is not so comfortable, at least for me! I took a ride in this kind of boat just once so far, but love to watch the rides from the safety of the bank.
Boat rides generally have been great experiences for me.Something extra happens, the thoughts keep changing as if to keep in unison with the movement of water and the wind, the continuous movement sometimes giving a clue about the bigger picture of the journey itself.