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The river Arasalar (Tamil: அரசலாறு) is a branch of Cauvery
Cauvery
which split into 5 different rivers when it enters into Tanjore
Tanjore
District from Trichy. Exactly in the place near to Pullambadi where the River Cauvery
Cauvery
been stopped by Lower Anaicut
Lower Anaicut
and from Tiruvaiyaru (separation of 5 rivers) this Arasalar separates from River Cauvery. This Arasalar takes is course from Tiruvaiyaru of Tanjore, covers and travels through Kumbakonam
Kumbakonam
and enters into the Sea of Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
at Karaikal, Where Karaikal
Karaikal
once served as a River Port till 19th century where the Yachts and "Marakkalam" ships of Karaikal
Karaikal
Marakkayar (also called 'Maricars'/'Maraikkayars') harboured in and, loaded and unloaded the Goods and materials towards Exports and Imports. The Dockyard by name "HMTS Pandagasalai" that is situated 2 km from the Sea Shore stands as an evidence for the same to proclaim that Karaikal
Karaikal
was once a traditional River Port through the River Arasalar. From this River port Karaikal
Karaikal
got connected with Siam ( Now 'Thailand'), south east and far-east Asian countries, Middle East and African Countries in its tradeline The historical Novel by name "Ponniyin Selvan" that describes the life of Rajaraja Chola, written and scripted by the Tamil writer Shri. Amarar Kalki speaks a lot about Arasalar. Coordinates: 10°54′N 79°52′E / 10.900°N 79.867°E / 10.900; 79.867

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