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Sacred thread

Not long ago, there used to be a practice in certain parts of Tamil Nadu when youngsters (mainly Brahmans) migrated to Palakkad and nearby areas. Very soon these youngsters totally fell in love with such places like Palakkad and nearby areas and gained necessary knowledge (mainly English). On top of this, they had an eye on Mumbai and Kolkata! (former Bombay and Calcutta!) If you are to visit Mumbai, you can come across so many Tamil speaking people. One of the main festivals of these people are Aaavani Avittam. Boys took part in Aavani avittam with an eye on money, though the amount was not very high. The slogan was:

“aavani avittam komanam
Ambi poranthal somanam
Akka poranthal pukkarai
paatti poranthal palkavadi!”

It is as fresh as ever.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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