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Periyavanga Sona Perumal Sona Madhiri

Okie for all those non tamizh speaking folks out there, this post would be like watching a Spanish movie with subtitles. So what does the title say ? “When elders advice you on something it as if god is guiding you.” (Alright mom, I know the translation is pathetic ) .

Here is a list of things my dhadhi , mom , patti and others told us when I were kid ( and they continue to do the same for the younger generation).

1) When someone sneezes when you are about to leave your house, you have to sit down and drink a glass of water
(Don’t ask me why)

2) When you see a cat cross the road , you are supposed to stop right in the middle of the road for a second and then start walking again.

3) You are not supposed to cut your nails after 6 in the evening.

4) You are not supposed to whistle during the night. I remember my granny’s reason for this. She says when you whistle during the night, you invite thieves.
(Right !!)

5) You are not supposed to lie down or sleep from 5:45 till 6:45 in the evening

6) You are not supposed to sit on a pillow. Enga patti Choluva, thalagani mella ookanda kandan verum.
(Now you know the reason behind the recession in America)

The list is endless. Though we knew all these stuff made no sense, we still did that because we were scared of the consequences. We followed every rule because Periyavanga Sona Perumal Sona Madhiri.


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5 Responses

  1. raghs says:

    hey VC..

    its a nice1.. of course there are certain things which we blindly follow without breaking our head and by thinking that there is no good reason..

    if not, we would have become scientits by now! ha haha..

    i am aware of all the facts but #5.

    I guess the #6 should have ‘kadan’ instead of ‘kandan’. Kadan is for debts! right?

  2. theshowstopper says:

    Thank you pointing out the mistake. You are correct it should be kadan instead of kandan :)

    >> I am aware of all the facts but #5…
    My question is are they all facts or work of fiction…


  3. Raghavan says:

    Hi VC,

    yes you are right. As i have told, at times there are supposedly taken as facts and at times the other way! — may be the presence/absence of proof decides??

  4. Knightly says:

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation :) Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Knightly.

  5. theshowstopper says:

    Welcome … As i said, unless you know Tamil, it gets little difficult.

    I tried translating it in english, but the result was pretty bad… lol


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