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Think or sink!


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ShaNmatam (ta as in takiTu, tanti, taTTai, etc.) was one thing; I don't know it has now become Shanmadam (da as in madayaanai, darbaaru, daLit, etc.)! And Unnikrishnan is singing on these six madams !!

Visalakshi Ramani

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Dear Sangom Sir,

Please check the spelling in this link:
Shanmadam-ganapathyam- Shree natya niketan - YouTube

'மதம்' is pronounced as 'madam' in Tamil and not 'matam' - only Srilankans pronounce that way!

P.S: I always write with one 'h' added - 'madham' to avoid confusion - Tamil does not have
த4. :)
Thank you dear for saving me the trouble of explaining this.
We did not have power from 7 A.m to 2 P.M.!!!

Visalakshi Ramani

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It is a nice feeling to know that even those who proclaim that they do not care about my threads and do not read them visit secretly and read - at least to find faults! :)

Visalakshi Ramani

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2294. மதம் = எண்ணம், அபிப்பிராயம், நம்பிக்கை, கொள்கை, முடிவு, மதம், அறிவு.

2302. மத3: = குடி போதை, பைத்தியம், மதம் பிடித்தல், கர்வம், ஆசை, காம வெறி, தேன், அதிக மகிழ்ச்சி, கஸ்தூரி , வீரியம்.

ShaNmat(h)am is the right word though most people say it as ShaNmadham.


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ShaNmat(h)am is the right word though most people say it as ShaNmadham.

A quick googling showed more relevant hits for shanmatham than for shanmadham.
Perhaps a distortion from sanskrit - tamil - english rather than the preferred sanskrit - english

Raji Ram

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The problem of speaking in Tamil confuses many times.

Not many of us say 'matham'; we say 'madham'. It became 'madam' too!! :D

Visalakshi Ramani

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In the puranic films, a single arrow would become one hundred arrows and attack the army of the enemy. In Kanda Puranam also such war scenes are elaborated. So it is like dhwaitham in adhvaitham...only here the dhwaitham is not necessarily limited to two!
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Visalakshi Ramani

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மஜா வேண்டுமா?
ஜமா பந்தி சேருங்கள்!

சரியான நபர்கள் சந்திக்கும்போது தான்
தெரியும் அவர்களின் தனித் திறமைகள்!

ஸ்வரக் கோர்வைகளை கணித்து அதை
கஞ்ஜீராவில் கண்கள் விரிந்து மின்ன அவர்
துள்ளி துள்ளி வாசித்து மகிழ்ந்ததைக்
காணக் கண் கோடி நிச்சயம் வேண்டும்!

சிலு சிலு வென்ற மழைத் துளி போன்ற
உன்னிக் கிருஷ்ணனின் கற்பனையைத் தன்
மிருதங்கத்தில் அடக்கி, அடக்கமாக வாசித்து
வசியப் படுத்திவிட்டார் இன்னொருவர்.

கச்சேரி என்பது ஒரு டீம் வொர்க் தான்!
இதில் எள்ளளவும் ஐயமே வேண்டாம்!

Visalakshi Ramani

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கேமரா மேன் மட்டும் லேசுப்பட்டவர என்ன? :photo:

"மீனாக்ஷி, காமாக்ஷி .." என்று பாடும் பொழுது
அத்தனை கூட்டத்திலும் தேடிக் கண்டுபிடித்து
மீன் போல மைதீட்டி வந்திருந்த ஓர் அழகியை
ஃ போகஸ் செய்தார்! மகிழ்ந்தார்!! மகிழ்வித்தார்!!! :clap2:
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Visalakshi Ramani

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May we all pray for the eternal peace of the soul of
Miss.Nirbhayaa (Delhi gang rape victim). :pray:

May her sacrifice and suffering NOT go in waste! :pray:

Was she transported to Singapore to contain the violent agitation,
which will turn more violent if she breaths her last here in India?

Was she really alive when she was transported to Singapore?

We will never know these answers.

But we know one thing for sure.

Such a thing should never again happen to any other girl in the whole world!

Was she attacked by blunt instruments (including crow bars)
externally and internally too??? :shocked:

I shudder even to think of it! :scared:

Visalakshi Ramani

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Your eyes can cheat you!

I always read veNpaattu as venpattu

and Vedic marriage as video marriage!

I guess we prefer to read words we are more familiar with!

The word VeNpaa is more familiar than VeNpattu! Right?

This is more of an age of video meetings, conferences than in person.

Video celebrations are more common than traditional Vedic ceremonies!

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