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View on Tambrapoorney [Tambraparni River], Tinnevelly District. 254358

View on Tambrapoorney [Tambraparni River], Tinnevelly District. 254358

Photographer: Paston, Llewelyn

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 254/3(58)

Item number: 254358

Genre: Photograph

A photograph of a view of the Tambraparni river in Tamilnadu from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1855.The Tambraparni River is famous for its several waterfalls, carrying water which allegedly has medicinal values. It rises in the Western Ghats and flows eastwards through the centre of the Tirunelveli district to the sea at Kolkai, a seaport known to the ancient Greeks for its export trade in pearls. The driest region of the State, the river provides the much wanted irrigation for the alluvial valley.

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