As the Vaigai river was very near the house where they first lived in West Chittirai Street, Venkataraman and his friends used to bathe in the river daily. But as summer advanced, the water in the river would dry up. Then they would go there in the evenings and excavate small wells in the river bed so that vessels could be dipped into them. They also played about in the sandy river bed.
Quote from Bhagavan
Regulation of diet, restricting it to satvic food,’ taken in moderate quantity, is of all the rules of conduct the best; and it is most conducive to the development of the satvic qualities’ of the mind