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    Tamil 'Thirumana Manthiram' to be recited at the time of tying Thaali at Manavarai

    In all Tamil - Saivite and Vaishnavite Wedding Functions held in - Tamil Nadu, in the other states of India, in Sri Lanka, in Malaysia, in Singapore, in South Africa, in Canada, in U.K, in U.S, in Australia, in New Zealand, etc etc the standard Sacred Mantara recited in "Sanskrit" by the Saivite and Vaishnavite Priests is as follows:

    The Sanskrit Thirumana Manthiram

    Mangalyam tantunanena mama jeevana hetuna
    kanthe badhnami subhage twam jeeva sarada satam"


    This two line 'Sanskrit Thirumana Manthiram' could be heard in the Video Song with the following URL



    Do the Brides, Bridegrooms, their respective Parents, or their Kith and Kin, or their close Relations and Friends who attend these weddings know what exactly is meant by this Mantara except for (may be only to) the Priests officiating the Wedding Ceremonies. We can be sure 99% of them, who are at these Wedding Functions does not know the actual meaning of this Mantara, but take it to grant and just be satisfied to themselves that it is a 'Holy Auspicious Mantara'.

    This Mantara has been traditionally recited at Tamil - Saivite and Vaishnavite Weddings over a long period, and should this 'sad state of affairs' continue for many more years at Tamil Wedding Functions world over reciting a Sacred Sanskrit Mantara without knowing the meaning, instead of a Sacred Tamil Mantara where we all will know and appreciate the meaniing of what is being said and be able to attach much sanctity to same.

    Let us examine the true meaning of this Sanskrit Mantara which is as follows:

    “This is a sacred thread. This is essential for my long life. I tie this around your neck, O maiden having many auspicious attributes may you live happily for a hundred years"

    Thats all - Does this be just enough to bless the Couple at the time of tying the Thali, and remind them on their reponsibilties in marriage" ??? - Not at all.

    Hence in the process of re-Tamilising the Cultural and Religious Practices of the 'present day Tamils in every sphere it is 'high time' a new "Tamil Manthiram" be devised blessing the newly marrying Couples, and enlightening them on the principles of a Happy and Successfull marriage, at the great auspicious occasion of their Wedding Ceremony.

    At the time of tying of Thaali, the Priest officiating the Tamil - Saivite or Vaishnavite Wedding ceremony could recite the following Tamil Mantara (Manthiram) in a "very sacred manner" inspiring the Bride and the Groom with it's meaning, and all those who are present at this ceremony in inturn strew sweet scented Flowers and Aruhu Arisi at the Bride and the Groom in the Manavarai blessing them, with the background play of the auspicious traditional Musical Instruments namely the Nathaswarem and Thavil suddenly going at high pitch at the time of tying of Thaali. (This Tamil Mantharam was composed by me with the words from the Tamil - 'Thirukkural' and 'Tholkaappiam').

    The Tamil Thirumana Manthiram

    (In Tamil)

    மங்களம் இந்நாள் - தெய்வத் திருநோக்கால் பலரது முன்னிலை மணவறை நின்று
    அவர்கள் சாட்சியாய் மணமகள் கழுத்தில் மணமகன் மூன்று முடிச்சுடன் அணிவிக்கும்
    நாணோடு கூடிய மங்கள தாலி
    - பல்லாண்டு காலம் நிலைக்கவே

    மங்களம் என்பது தாலி - இஃது மணமக்கள் தம் திருமண வாழ்வில் மனத்தாலும் உடலாலும் விருப்பொடு ஒருமித்தும் அன்றாட வாழ்வில் இருவர் தம் கற்பையும் மன ஒற்றுமையையும் என்றும் நிலை நிறுத்தும் - சின்னமாகி, அன்பும் அறனும் கூடிய இவர்கள் இல்வாழ்க்கை பண்பும் பயனும் உடைத்தாய் தென்புலத்தார், தெய்வம், விருந்து, ஒக்கல் என பலவும் ஓம்பி - பல்லாண்டு காலம் வாழ்கவே

    மங்களம் மனை மாட்சி - மற்று அதன் நன்கலம் நன் மக்கட்பேறு என்று கொண்டு
    குடும்பம் எனும் கோயில் சமைத்து
    வையத்துள் வாழ் வாங்கு வாழ்ந்து
    'வழி வழி சிறக்க' மணமக்கள் - பல்லாண்டு காலம் வாழ்கவே


    (English Transcription))

    Mangalam in Naal - Theivath thiru noakkal palarathu munnilai Manavarai nintru
    avarkal saatchiyaayi Manamahal kaluththil Manamahan moontru mudichchudan anivikkum,
    naanodu koodiya Mangala Thaali - pallaandu kaalam nilaikkave

    Mangalam enbathu Thaali - Ihthu Manamakkal Thirumanavaalvil manaththaalum udalaalum viruppodu orumiththum, Antraada vaalvil iruvar tham katpaiyum mana ottrumaiyaiyum entrum nilai niruththum - sinnamaahi,
    anbum aranum koodiya evarkal ill vaalkkai panpum payanum udaiththai,
    Thenpulaththaar Theivam Virunthu Okkal ena palavum oambi - pallaandu kaalam vaalkave

    Mangalam Manai maatchi - Mattru athan nankalam 'Nan Makkat Peru' entru kondu,
    kudumbam enum Koyil samaiththu vaiyaththul vaalvaangu vaalnththu,
    'valivali sirakka' Manamakkal - pallaandu kaalam vaalkave


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    Tamil Sage Poet Thiruvalluvar's basic advice to newly Wedded Couples

    "அன்பும் அறனும் உடைத்தாயின் இல்வாழ்க்கை
    பண்பும் பயனும் அது"








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    Last edited by virarajendra; 4th June 2017 at 12:47 AM.

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