A historical event of synchronized swimming in the presence of King KariKalan is depicted in this poem.
A wife-like concubine prevents her lover not to leave from her saying these words.
You my lust-monger do not leave me. I have something to offer you more.
Atti, a synchronized player performed revealing his talent in Cauvery river pool at Kalar village in the presence of King KariKalan and his family. He swims rolling in his talent as an elephant swims rolling in flood. It is the pool where tree Marutam grows in its bank. The village is surrounded by paddy field.
While Atti depicts his show his legs appear upside down in water. He dances with rhythm of music without sound in one time. In another time his bells in his golden ornament tied in waist rings while his belly rolls upside.
Cauvery, a girl who plays along with him fell in love with him; and pulled him down the stream of water. Further history can be seen in the portion of English translation linked in respective Tamil portion.
As the girl Cauvery hides the swimmer, I am having you in my house. If you go to your house to join with your wife, how can I prevent sulking? However please see my forehead with love-sick Pasalai. If you want to leave me please return my old beauty which you have taken with you. This is my humble request.
|an ancient mark \ symbol depicting the synchronized swimming|
A poem by: Paranar
The text is belongs to second century B.C. or earlier.