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ತಾಳಿ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬಹಳ ಅರ್ಥಪೂರ್ನವಾಗಿ ವಿವರಣೆ ಮೂಡಿಬಂದಿದೆ ನಮ್ಮೆಲ್ಲರ ನೆಚ್ಚಿನ ವಿಚಿತ್ರಾನ್ನದಲ್ಲಿ. ನೋಡಿ ಮಾಂಗಲ್ಯ, ಕರಿಮಣಿ ಎಲ್ಲ ತಿಳಿದಿದ್ದರೂ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಬರಹದ ಶೈಲಿಯಿಂದ ಆ ವಿಚಾರಗಳಿಗೂ ಹೊಸತನ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಇದಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಸರಳ ವಿವರಣೆ ಇನ್ನೆಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಕ್ಕೀತು? ನಮ್ಮಂಥ ಓದುಗರ ಮನಮುಟ್ಟಿ ಮೆಚ್ಚುಗೆಪಡೆಯುವುದು ವಿಚಿತ್ರಾನ್ನದ ಹೆಗ್ಗಳಿಕೆ. ಯಾರು ಏನು ಹೇಳುತ್ತಾರೋ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ, ನನಗಂತೂ ಬಹಳ ಮೆಚ್ಚುಗೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಬರಹ. ನಮ್ಮ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲೂ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಾನೇ ಇರುತ್ತೇನೆ.
ಕರಿಮಣಿಸರ ಹೊಸದಾಗಿ ತಗೋಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಮನಸ್ಸು ಮಾಡಿದ್ದೇನೆ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಲೇಖನ ಓದಿದ ಮೇಲೆ. ನನಗೆ ತಿಳಿದ ಮಟ್ಟಿಗೆ (ನೋಡಿರುವೆ ಸಹ) ಮಾಂಗಲ್ಯದ ಸರವನ್ನು ಪದಕದ ಸರವಾಗಿ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸುವರು. ಸ್ನಾನ ಮಾಡುವಾಗ ಬಿಚ್ಚಿಟ್ಟು ಸ್ನಾನ ಆದಮೇಲೆ ಹಾಕಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವವರು ಇದ್ದಾರೆ. ಅಂದರೆ ಅದರ ಬಣ್ಣ ಮಾಸಿಹೋಗಬಾರದು ಎಂದಿರಬಹುದು.
- ಗಿರಿಜಾ ಮೇಘನಾಥ್; ಪೆನ್ಸಿಲ್ವೇನಿಯಾ
I am really not sure about whether the Goddess used to wear Mangalasutra. But in our day to day life, in all our temples, the Goddess will have a Mangalya which is bigger than any other pendant. Further, I have felt proud when Mangalasutra was tied to Goddess Padmavathi during the Kalyanothsava organized by us.
- Jayalakshmi.D; Bangalore
Article is really good, of course all those married women will love it, as mangalsutra is close to our heart. My mother never(I say NEVER) removes her Mangalasutra from her body and it is different from Karimani chain that she wears, which she changes often depending on the latest fashion. My mangalasutra and karimani are basically one long chain with a big karimani pendent (2 in 1) which of course I too wear it all the time.
As you said, Karimani is to protect married woman from "ketta drishti"it seems as told by my grandmother (it also indicates that a lady wearing it is a married woman). Dont you think it is funny that women talk about altering their some old chain or buying a new one but they are ALWAYS happy about how their Mangalsutra or karimani chain looks? One of my friends was really worried that even though many boys came to see her, something happened at the end and she was not getting married. So they offered "karimani chain" to a Goddess if the marriage alliance works out, believe it or not - she got married the very next month, and she with her husband went to that temple to complete the offer by giving "karimai" to Goddess.
Hope there are more interesting facts out there, looking forward to read it all.
- Manorama Joisha; Virginia
I feel Taali is sanskritya sanketa. Lots of beliefs behind that. Most Americans & other country women
have asked me questions about it here. To them I say "Oh its same as your culture, like you wear finger ring, we wear karimani. (But either way its suffering.)
In my college days in free time harate, many girls used to say for brainy girls "avaLu biDamma MSc gold
medal plan maadi score madtiddale, navu pass aagode kasta... gold medal elli sigabeku..." For all of them I used to say "ellarigu 1 or 2 kandita siggute yochene madabedi!" They couldnt follow what I was saying but later I explained: "Thaali", much to their hearty laughter. Still, back in india in my place it is also status question saying "avara sosege ishtu tolada Taali haakiddaare...."
- Shruti Satish; New Jersy