About Brahmin Customs and Traditions
Originally Posted by A SUNDARARAMAN
I posted a mail few days back regarding the plight of a poor widow for conducting funeral rites for her husband who died recently, in Palghat. she was asked to pay Rs.20000/- by Purohits, for basic minimum rites and was warned that otherwise her husband's soul will not rest and will be wandering around her for her life time.
this post was not published - may be some purohit is the moderator of this forum?
I thought I would share with you all a recent blog I wrote about how women of the past were suppressed and just how far we've come. I'm sure many of you can identify with this. I've also included an excerpt from my forthcoming book, entitled "The Family from Padma Vilas" about three generations of my family, who hail from the Tirunelveli district of Tamilnadu. This book was written with the intention of "educating" the younger generations of our family who are scattered around
I have been blessed with a baby boy on 01-Dec-2012 residing in delhi ncr. We are tamil iyengar belonging to vadagalai sect. can the forum please explain me in detail the punyajanam procedure, what is to be observed, whether we have brahmins chanting vedas etc. Esteemed members, please share your knowledge and guide me.
Iyer and Iyengar wear Madisar in those days, (onbadhu Gajam Saree) 9 yards Saree. On those days every married women has to wear Madisar pudavai both in Iyer and Iyengar. Iyer and Iyengar wear Madisar differently. Iyer drape the Pallu (the layer of sari which comes over one's shoulder) over the right shoulder while Iyengar wear it over the left shoulder. To wear Madisar Saree, it takes lot of time; it has some techniques, which is very great actually.
By urbanization and lot of life style changes
ஆட்டின் கழுத்தை அறுத்துப் பொசுக்கி
நீர் ஆக்கிய யாகத்து அவியுணவை
ஈட்டும் கருணை இறைவன் தம் கைகளில்
ஏந்திப் புசிப்பரோ கூறுமையா
Attin kazhuththai aRuththup posukki
nIr Akkiya yAgaththu aviyuNavai
Ittum karuNai iraivantham kaikaLil
Endhip pusipparO kURumaiyyA
----- KavimaNi Desika Vinayakam Pillai (1876-1954) in “Asia Jothi”
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