My dear KC,
How are you?
Have you heard the song that is sung by the maamis post kasi yaathrai, during oonjal?
The song goes like this.
Paalale kaal alambi
maNi thengai kaiyil koduthu
maNjal neer suzhatri(?)
I have 3 queries
1. Isn’t laali a kind of lullaby? Why would they want the bride and groom to sleep during the oonjal ceremony?
2. What is maNi thengai?
3. Shouldn’t it be manjaL neeradi? How can you suzhatru liquid? My well informed source says it was ‘manjaL neeradi’ before and later changed to ‘suzhatri’ as lots of udanpirappus printed posters like ’23 aavadhu vatta seyalaaLarin iRaNdaavadhu magaLin manjal neeratu vizhaviRku varugai tharum thalaivarai varuga varuga ena varaverkirom’.
Looking forward to your answers