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Death, where is thy sting!

Discussion in 'Cheeniya's Senile Ramblings' started by Cheeniya, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Cheeniya

    Cheeniya Super Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Vidya
    I am now getting more convinced about my theory that all these attempts at branding more loathsome creatures as harbingers of good tidings are only to allay our fear and hatred towards them! Look at the way snakes are revered here!
    My dear poor ole Vidya, may the collecive blessings of all our ancestors at whose behest you have been paying your obeisance to toads and bats, lizards and what have you, fulfill all your desires in a jiffy!
    Sri
     
  2. Mindian

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    dear cheeniya sir,
    had a hearty Big Laugh..at the end of your story...many thanks..u have written so hilariously l about a simple incident.. any crawling creature gives me the creeps...and many atime i have just sat watching the lizards next move so that when dh comes i can tell him where it is and ask him to drive it away...what a waste of time when that damn thing never comes out of its hiding...
    regards
    Mindi
     
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    Dear Chenniya sir

    That was a very hilarious post. The lizards, rats and toads scare me more than a snake.

    Hope your house is now lizard-proofed!
     
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    Dear Mindi
    The two most loathsome household insects have diametrically opposite styles of scaring us. The lizard can remain motionless for an hour or more and keep us guessing about its next move. According to Military experts, this is the best form of offence. Rommel was an expert in this game and that earned him the sobriquet, 'The Desert Fox'.

    In contrast is the cockroach. It can move unbelievably fast and can take to its wings at the most unexpected moment. This combination of artillery and airforce makes a cockroach the most dreaded insect!
    Sri
     
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    Dear Usha
    In India, no house can be lizard-proof. You cant go to a Temple either to escape the lizards because there are more lizards there. Just behind the sanctum sanctorum of the Big Temple in Thanjavur, there is a tree which has half a dozen huge lizards which are reported to be hundreds of years old! That is one Temple where I do my 'pradakshinam' with eyes closed and head kept down. This is not due as much to my utter devotion to Lord Brahadeeswara as to my fear of those lizards!
    Sri
     
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    Dear Sri,

    Extremely sorry for a delayed reply…. More than a year delay…. Thanks to the person who opened this thread again… Otherwise I would have missed such a wonderful humorous thread…

    Great Guruji,

    Lizard falling on the head… means sudden death… This is news to me… Next time I will remember that and ensure that I stay atleast 10-15 feet away from anything that crawls on the walls…

    Lizard falling on the wall is neither your fault nor the Lizard’s… But just because it fall on your head… Direct Gnana motcham… great… But it does not know or would not have thought that it will create such a tension….

    Enjoyed reading this… couldn’t control my laugh… My room mates also read this and enjoyed… conveyed their wishes…

    Long Live Guruji!!!!!

    Veda
     
  7. Cheeniya

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    Dear Veda
    I do not know if you had ever had the pleasure of living in Triplicane. That is a place all our customs and beliefs of yore are still kept in tact and followed. Having spent the first 16 years of my life there, these beliefs have become ingrained deep in me. I have seen some orthodox Brahmins of Triplicane going to the extent of having the Mrithujnu Homam performed to ward off the evil effect of a lizard falling on the head. People who are utterly superstitious are such fun to watch!
    Sri
     
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    Hilarious post, Cheeniya Sir..and that too the last para..:rotfl
    Brahadeeshwarar Temple has a tree with lizards of 100+ years..:bowdown that is news..

    sriniketan
     
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    Dear Sri
    You won't believe it but I saw the fat lizard myself. I just could not believe that it was 100 years old. I thought it must be at least 500 years old! It is perched on the side of the tree like a Sage with absolutely no interest in its surroundings. One look at the lizard and I could understand whatever I had learnt about our Rishis of yore!
    Sri
     
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    Interesing Sir..about the lizards., who knows maybe some rishis took that form to be in their Lord...as they put it, 'puzhuvaai pirandhaalum, ninaiyae nianikkum ullam vaedum'..

    sriniketan
     

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