When the villagers got the word that the king had come hunting, they would host a reception for the king around the well. It is believed that the village chief offered one of his daughters to the king in marriage, but the king could not accept because he was already married. It is said that the king was so moved by chieftain and his proposal that he suggested that he would have one his best men to marry the girl instead. The same day the wedding was conducted by the well ceremoniously. The king himself conducted the wedding ceremony dressed in his hunting attire. The well was decorated with flowers and garlands and the priests chanted hymns and mantras, invoking the blessings of the gods for the newlyweds. After the ceremony, the king took a sip of water from the well, and he blessed the couple, wishing them a long and happy life together. The well water was served to the guests after the ceremony. The wedding by the well became a tradition in the kingdom and many noble families followed suit, conducting their wedding ceremonies by the sacred well. Years passed, and the king and his empire prospered to a great dynasty. The well remained a symbol of love, happiness and prosperity and it continued to bless the people of the Chola Empire for generations to come.