Why do we light a lamp ?

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  1. Chitvish

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    Ready to take you, shopping!

    My dear Meena,
    Floating lamps are available only in silver.
    As you say, contrasting them with copper will give an enchanting look!
    So, when do you come here?
    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     
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    Shopping Season!!

    Dear Varloo and Ms C,

    How I wish I was there to join u in the shopping too. I live just a stones throw from Vijaya stores and Sukra and yes whenever I am in Chennai, not a day goes by without peeking into these stores. Last year Vijaya Stores had some really nice Thanjavur style glass thengais, I bought some with me to give as Vethalaipakku here for navaratri. They look so cute. Ofcourse, the Floating lamps make good gifts too. Cant wait for the next time I am there !!

    Vandhana
     
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    Are you a Mylaporean too?

    Dear Vandhana,
    Why not we all plan a " conducted tour like shopping"?
    With navarathri nearing, those stores have all started looking " filled up"!
    How I wish, we could all go around together? Well, if only wishes were horses........!
    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     
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    Hi Chitra,
    That was a great piece of info.All these days I have been lighting the lamp as a tradition but never knew there is so much to it,except that I used to hear my mom say...it brings aishwaryam to the house....


    Thanks a lot
    Parvathy
     
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    Welcome, my dear dear Parvathy!

    I thought, you had almost forgotten me, my dear young friend & here you are !
    Thankyou for the feedback.
    Now that you have lighted the lamp, please continue with me.
    My regards to Vijay.
    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     
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    Hi Chitra ma'am and varloo
    I am I hearing some interesting shopping plans??? I love it too..
    BTW saw an advertisement with photo in "mambalam times" about a lady named Geetha who sells clay lamps (agal) and other varieties too, beautifully painted with enamel colours and prices ranging from Rs.30-120.


    Yet to go take a look.

    Regards
    Sowmya
     
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    Hai,
    even though I have been living in Chennai for the past 19 years, I have not had the good fortune of even having a darshan of the Kapaleeswarar and Karpagamba and many other temples. We go to many other places, but not much around Chennai.
    Someone is conducting a heritage walk, I read about it in the Hindu, to many places in the city. We ILites could also have something like that when many of you could come at the same time. Just imagine what it would be, we could even ask SUN TV for coverage. What do you say?
    With warm wishes,
    varloo
     
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    deepa slokam..

    Hi
    I recite a tamil slokam everyday on lighting th lamp.Can I post it here if anybody is interested?

    Regards
    Sowmya
     
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    Post, by all means!

    Dear Sowmya,
    Why should you ask at all? Let everybody benefit.
    Love & regards,
    Chithra.
     
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    deepa slokam..

    This slokam was recited by my grandmother,my mom recites it everyday and now I do it too.Please correct me if there are any errors in the same..:)


    vilakke thiruve vendharudan narpirappe
    jyothi vilakke sridevi pennmaniye
    andhi vilakke alankara nayakiye
    kanchi vilakke kamakshi deviyare

    pasumpon vilaku vaithu panchu thiri pottu
    kulam (big "la") pol ennai vittu kolamudan yetri vaithen
    yetrinen nei vilakku enthan kudi vilanga
    vaithen thiruvilakku maaligaiyil thaan vilanga (big "la")

    maaligaiyil jothi ulla mathavai kandu magizhthen naan
    mangalya pichai madi pichai thaarum amma
    santhana pichaiyudan dhanangalum thaarum amma
    petti niraya bhushanangal thaarum amma
    kottagai niraya pasu maadu thaarum amma
    pughazhudambai thaarum amma
    pakkathil nillum amma ,
    allum pagalum enthan andaiyile nillum amma

    sevichu ezhundirunthen devi vadivam kanden
    vajra kiridam kanden vaidurya meni kanden
    muthu kondai kanden,muzhu pachai malai kanden
    saviri mudi kanden,thazaimadal chuzha kanden
    pinnal azhagu kanden,pirai pola netri kanden
    chanthudan netri kanden,thayar vadivam kanden
    kamala thiru mugathil kasturi pottu kanden
    thayare unthan thazhadiyil naan paninthen
    mathave unthan malar adiyil naan paninthen


    regards
    Sowmya
     
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