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Kallidaikurichi Madasamy

renuka

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It seems there is a confusion. In Tirunelveli district ( I am told by elders) one will have TDharma Sasta as the Kula theivam, local goddess as kuladeivam and Moden as a Ellai Kaval deivam (boundary savior God). I don't know if only Madan is used as a Kula deivam. Our pity is that we never asked our elders about our history until after they are dead. I wanted to learn the secret of my mothers cooking of Avial and Venkaikai kari but it was too late. I have improved my avial by recalling the things she use to do for Udir Aviyal - Aviyal wihout runny gravy, but not the Ladies finger (vntaikay). My grand mother taught me to remove excess salt from Sambar etc., by putting a cooked (microwaved potato,) or a cooked rice ball in a clean old torn dhoti. The starch absorbs the salt as they have affinity and I taught this to my wife. So, Brahman society should collect all these experiences and make an arcahive for future generation. That is how the culture can be saved.
Dear Sir,

Potato absorbing salt is a well known culinary trick among many races in the world.

I don't think its just India alone since potato itself is not from India originally.
 

Mani_Chennai

Active member
True. Would you mind to tell that many well known facts are known to what % of people? Rice ball directly or on old clean cloth was the only one method known to many women in villages. While in North India where Potato grows may know that, but not in South India. I did not know until I was in the North. So "well known" facts to a few may not be well known to masses. Customs evolves and spreads. The point was not if well known. rather was it used always? Coffee waste is a fertilizer to Roses, do every one knows it? Leaf of a plant - Aadu toda palai" which is used in Park Davis Derp Vosaka cough syrup is a well known fact to how many? Only when I contact Park Davis they asked me "how did you know this" . I told them my grand mother used this when we had caught". In my village many did not know this. So, the idea is when some one shares and idea, it becomes a tool to solve some problems, hat is the gist of it. Unfortunately, when writing this much clarity does not come. Thus, our statements are context sensitive. I am not defensive, rather trying to share what I had learnt. Apple was falling is a well known fact, why should we give credit to Sir Issac Newton? To expressed the science behind that.
 

renuka

Gold Member
Gold Member
True. Would you mind to tell that many well known facts are known to what % of people? Rice ball directly or on old clean cloth was the only one method known to many women in villages. While in North India where Potato grows may know that, but not in South India. I did not know until I was in the North. So "well known" facts to a few may not be well known to masses. Customs evolves and spreads. The point was not if well known. rather was it used always? Coffee waste is a fertilizer to Roses, do every one knows it? Leaf of a plant - Aadu toda palai" which is used in Park Davis Derp Vosaka cough syrup is a well known fact to how many? Only when I contact Park Davis they asked me "how did you know this" . I told them my grand mother used this when we had caught". In my village many did not know this. So, the idea is when some one shares and idea, it becomes a tool to solve some problems, hat is the gist of it. Unfortunately, when writing this much clarity does not come. Thus, our statements are context sensitive. I am not defensive, rather trying to share what I had learnt. Apple was falling is a well known fact, why should we give credit to Sir Issac Newton? To expressed the science behind that.
The tribals in my country plant Lemon grass to keep away mosquitoes..hence we now have commercial lemon grass extracts mosquito repellent.

Young papaya leaves are crushed and the juice is used as a meat tenderiser..and in medical science the same extract which contains papain is used to decrease swelling.

If a curry is too chilli hot add tamarind juice or lime juice to decrease the chilli hot effect.

Kaffir lime is cut into halves and put at window sills as an air refreshner

Crushed guava leaves are crushed and used to ward off rodents.

Coffee waste and used tea leaves are used as organic fertilizers..again not an unknown fact.
Its so common out here.

Rose hip is used as treatment in western herbal cough syrups along with ivy leaves extract.

There is a type of ginger here called Halia Bara(Red ginger) which has a very hot heaty feel to it when made into a juice..used for joint pains and problems with wind in the body, for sinusitis etc..not to be taken often cos its very strong on the gut.

So you see..none of us know something that others dont always know.
What we know another might not know and what others know we might not know.

Most important fact is none of us are discovering anything..we are just recycling information.
 

Mani_Chennai

Active member
The tribals in my country plant Lemon grass to keep away mosquitoes..hence we now have commercial lemon grass extracts mosquito repellent.

Young papaya leaves are crushed and the juice is used as a meat tenderiser..and in medical science the same extract which contains papain is used to decrease swelling.

If a curry is too chilli hot add tamarind juice or lime juice to decrease the chilli hot effect.

Kaffir lime is cut into halves and put at window sills as an air refreshner

Crushed guava leaves are crushed and used to ward off rodents.

Coffee waste and used tea leaves are used as organic fertilizers..again not an unknown fact.
Its so common out here.

Rose hip is used as treatment in western herbal cough syrups along with ivy leaves extract.

There is a type of ginger here called Halia Bara(Red ginger) which has a very hot heaty feel to it when made into a juice..used for joint pains and problems with wind in the body, for sinusitis etc..not to be taken often cos its very strong on the gut.

So you see..none of us know something that others dont always know.
What we know another might not know and what others know we might not know.

Most important fact is none of us are discovering anything..we are just recycling information.
 

Mani_Chennai

Active member
Please take a random survey and find out the % of people know the facts you had stated. Tips are then useless.
The point every thing is known to nature, animals...?
 

renuka

Gold Member
Gold Member
Agreed, but what about in India? that is the question.
What are you thinking people in India dont know anything?

Simple stuff like drinking alcohol, they know to eat it with some fried protein.

Mostly if you see, the guys who visit alcohol shops by the road side drink and eat some fried eggs or fish.

Why?
Cos presence of oil and protein retards the sudden rise of alcohol in the body..so the kickku is a slow and steady rise and this allows a person to consume more.

How did they know all these?
Well, I studied it from medical books but the guy who is having a quarter cutting, he inherited this knowledge from the keen power of observation of his elders.

Dont worry about India, they know their stuff well.
 
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Mani_Chennai

Active member
What are you thinking people in India dont know anything?

Simple stuff like drinking alcohol, they know to eat it with some fried protein.

Mostly if you see, the guys who visit alcohol shops by the road side drink and eat some fried eggs or fish.

Why?
Cos presence of oil and protein retards the sudden rise of alcohol in the body..so the kickku is a slow and steady rise and this allows a person to consume more.

How did they know all these?
Well, I studied it from medical books but the guy who is having a quarter cutting, he inherited this knowledge from the keen power of observation of his elders.

Dont worry about India, they know their stuff well.
Or his Party working father? ! Well said. Your medicine and their medicine are opposie of each other. :)=
 

Mani_Chennai

Active member
Unfortnately, even among Bahman community organizations, they do not allow others contact is not allowed. **** menas it is blocked and I don't know why? Jews are organized and able to survive among hostile environment, but Brahmans never cooperate. A sad state. All ego statements in this sie show that they have not done extensive community services. I had done it form childhood - I don't know why - and write here based on actual experiences.
So, lots of questions can not be answered here as we see more dogma and prescriptions rather than some one actually leading the services. We make more noise than actual actions.
 
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Seshambal-23

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I did receive some help here. And whoever replied have been helpful with sharing what information they know. But I was hoping that my gothram people from Kallidaikurichi can probably help. Unfortunately not much has been passed on by the elders in our family and we don't know any dhayadhis too.
 

Mani_Chennai

Active member
I did receive some help here. And whoever replied have been helpful with sharing what information they know. But I was hoping that my gothram people from Kallidaikurichi can probably help. Unfortunately not much has been passed on by the elders in our family and we don't know any dhayadhis too.
If you try the Tamilnadu Brahman Association, Chennai Branch they might help. I don't have their address.
 
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