Thursday, August 30, 2007

I love weddings

I am not a social butterfly.I do enjoy people's company, but again not to a great extent.And looks like my social skills are put to test now with a series of kalyanams lined up.Gosh ! Looks like everyone is getting married.Happened to attend one a few days before and that set me thinking of the trends in today's kalyanams.

Its been raining here in Chennai for the past few days and inspite of that I see weddings in A/C kalyana mandapams.Guess thats to satisfy the maapillai veedu?And one horrible thing about A/C kalyana mandapams is that the homam, and the heavy kancheepuram sarees adorned by our ladies generate hell a lot of heat that you feel like getting out of the A/C hall for a few minutes atleast.

Something else that I look forward to in a kalyanam is the "SAAPAADU". I feel people come to a wedding to eat some good food. The other reason could be to see the bride and the groom and also pass some comments like " payyan nalla height", ponnu konjam colour kammi".And it is with the saapaadu that the wealth of the wedding is decided.All observation is on the payasam, rasam and thayir. The payasam has to be thick, rasam has to be adequately flavoured with perungayam, big pieces of thakkali and kothumalli, the thayir has to have the right consistency- not too watery and not too thick, not too bland and not too sour.If all these are perfect, then it is assumed that the wedding went on well.

Another purpose in attending a wedding is to meet all your relatives- the pattu mamis, the kittu mamas and the other clan and figure out what saree is each one wearing, who has the latest design necklace, yaaru yaaru ponnu/ payyan US/ UK la enga irukka, and some exchange of conversations like " oh Ram Colaradola irukkana, en ponnum anga thaan irukka, nee address kudu, naan avala poi paaka sollaren, appdiye Ram India vanthuttu porachey, konjam podi, oorkai kuduthu en ponnukkum kuduthu vidaren".

If there is one thing that annoys me , it is the light music or is it the jarring and screaming over the mic type of music. Your onnu vitta periyamma will not be able to hear you talking amidst that chaotic music.And what happens with the kutcheris is sometimes saddening too. Many times, people dont listen to these kutcheris.All that they are interested in is talking, talking real loud.

I love attending kalyanams now especially that I am engaged, else I need to go through the ordeal of "height enna?, enna padichurukka? etc etc".Trust me, weddings are the best place to spot the latest trends, styles, which colour is IN, which is NOT.And the best of all is you get a good deal of saathukudi, thengai, some ever silver kinnams, plastic dubbas, and so on after all for attending a wedding. Weddings are lovely I say.

13 comments:

sudha said...

Indeed tis ur masterpiece on ur fav topic of interest!!! Kalyanam kutcheris are fun to be with...hmmmm i cud see tat ur excited abt ur Marriage...so do i to attend it....good work ma.

Sriram said...

Polandhu kattarael maami..
Ultimate ah yezhudhirukka po..
Kalyanam naalae majaa dhaan..
Naanga laam anga vara iyer ponnu yedhaavadhu maattumaa nu paarppoam..
Innikku evening kooda i m going for a reception, nee sollitta la, innum semma mood la po poraen.. yedhaavadhu ushaar aaradhaa nu paakkalaam..
Indha maadhri kalyaanangal family la nadakkarchae, generally andha family adutthu irukkara payyan or ponnai market pannuvaanga, indha vaelai sey andha vaelai sey nu, so that makkal kannula padum nu.. yellaamae oru gilugiluppu dhaan..
Awesome work, hats off!!

Clueless said...
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Clueless said...

Summa pinnitta ma. Hilarious stuff.Un kalyanathukku thengaya illa saathukudiya? Just kidding!
Awesome post

ss said...

@SUDHA
thank u so much. excitement? me? innum 4 1/2 months irukkey

@SRIRAM
thank u. my best wishes to u. may u find wat u want.nanna enjoy pannittu va

@CLUELESS
thank u again.en kalyanathukku ennannu innum decide pannala..how abt some thattu mittai for everyone who attend?

pooja said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Every post of yours gets better and better.Way to go.

Weddings are always fun. But its still a wonder how the Chennai ladies manage to drape kancheevaram sarees. You have written such subtle things and they are just amazing

Albert Einstein said...

Excellent work!!!! Ultimate way of writing!!!! Just a month and a half to go and after reading this........really looking forward for my kannalam.

ss said...

@POOJA
all I can say is thank u soooo much.its a big thanks to ppl u who come to read wat i rite.thanks

@ALBERT
Thank u.ya I knw how xcited u wud be. have fun.

YOGESH KUMAR said...

the blog brought nostalgic feelings upon me........I want to attend an wedding immediately........OOps, I have to wait an year for that!!!!

Subha, dont forget to send me a parcel of thattu mittai

siddhart said...

really..!!! the supposedly "light" music is the worst part of a wedding i guess..

n u should have mentioned this too. some Athai/mami/periya paatti out of the blue says "enna da, enna theriyardha?? chinna kozhandhaiya irudappo parthadhu.. paavam marandhuruppan..!!"

answer-"ivlo perusukku kannu munnadi nikkarele.. theriyama irukkkuma?? naa yarrunnu amma solli thaan neengale kandu pidichel.. aprom anna..??"

of course the answer runs only inside the head..!!! ;)

ss said...

@YOGESH
yes, will defntly send u the thattu mittai.

@SIDDHART
gud add on siddhu.such cliched dialogues r often heard.cant help them though

Praveen Daniel said...

Ha ha..now i understood y u attend marriages..Cool.. Ya normally its like a Get Together of our Family members or Friends as such..Nice event to spend time with an enjoy nicely if we r not the bride or the bride groom as such :)!!!

ss said...

@PRAVEEN
watnjoyment?U WUD only b taUNTED by all aunties