My travelogue about trip through the backwaters in Cochin is not yet finished but meanwhile, we had a nice trip again to Ponthenpuzha forest. Appu insisted on going into the forest to have a bath in the small stream which comes from some place which is deep inside the forest. It is near Thacharickal Temple, about which I have posted earlier. Because of the season, the stream was not full. But enough clear, pure water was there which was enjoyed by Appu.
Appu was excited and took off his shirt to plunge into the water which was only knee deep in this area. Upstream it is deeper. But the water was chilling and clear. This stream comes through the backside of Thacharickal Temple and people believe it has the blessing of the deity.
appu trying to propel through the stream...!
Ponthanpuzha is a reserve forest. It spreads in both Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts. Thacharical was declared as a centre for folklore studies as the temple has importance in promoting arts like padayani, kolam etc.