Thursday, 1 August 2013

The Tam Dil..........The Lake of Mustard.

*       The Tam Dil (Lake) is located about  100 km from Aizawl, the capital of Mizoam in India.

*       The origin of the lake is shrouded in myth. Folklore has it that a married couple had a land in the valley surrounded by small but steep hills. The man unfortunately died leaving the wife to care for the crops. In the middle of the field was a robust mustard plant, bigger than other plants. One night the husband visited the widow in the dream and told her to take special care of the mustard plant as it was harbinger of good luck. Next morning, she did as told and the plant thrived well.

*      After sometime, the widow remarried but the new husband objected to anything that reminded of her deceased husband, and so he plucked the plant and threw it away. On the ground where the plant was thrown, it created a vast hole, which was soon filled by water and thus it  became an exquisite lake. It was called the Ṭam Dil (lake of the mustard).

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