Thanks for coming, come again next year ;)

31 Jan

It has been a few days of delay in writing back, it is marked by mix of laziness and bottleneck routine. A loner like me knows less about socialization. The problem lies in avoiding some of the social events, but I feel proud of small events set up by our forefathers to take socialization without fuss. The event calls forth for Lord Vinayakar to come home from where he is. A collection of neighbours, relations and family friends gather for the event held for a week, each of them bringing their kids and dinner everyday along with them to one home (It is currently being held in my home). They make a toast to the Lord and give him with the variety of food items they have brought with them. After the prayer is finished, they all share the mixed buffet of food items with each other and their kids. Then they talk about the lives and all sort of stuff. The bad things is that I am currently away from this because I will be at work. They do have special days in the week’s schedule, the first four days, they will give buffet to the Lord and then they will feed Him with paniyaaram on the fifth day, so on the next day Vinayakar’s belly gets swollen after eating paniyaarams, so he’s given a day’s rest and same is for the prayer. The day after this short leave, they prepare special rasam for Vinayakar that will ease his problems. Then they thank Him for coming these year, and ask him, “please come the next year too ;)” This prayer is celebrated once in a year at this time (started at some festive Tamil month’s day), a sort of happiness surrounds when we think about all the events happened last year at the prayers.

5 Responses to “Thanks for coming, come again next year ;)”

  1. gopi January 31, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    Panniyaaram means i right…good going shivaa..keep up the gud work… 😉

  2. Amogh January 31, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    we celebrate ganesh chaturti some were after navratre if you know what i mean 😉

  3. D Mahesh Kumar February 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    Ganapathy pappa mooriya mangal moorthu maooriya

  4. Fendi Borsa April 9, 2010 at 4:14 am #

    I do not think I’ve seen this described that way before. You actually have made this so much clearer for me. Thank you!

    • Shiva April 18, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

      Thanks Fendi…

      Thanks for visiting and keep visiting my blog.

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