Theruvil vaaraano was the line that came to mind. I was returning from my usual Sunday evening walk to Mylapore when turning into darkened Adam Street I saw this procession advancing in a blaze of light. Fireworks lit up the sky a short while later.
It was Singaravelar from the Kapaliswarar temple. He stopped at practically every house on Adam Street and accepted offerings. I then noticed that there was another procession forming just behind. Now who could that be?
It was Muthukumaraswami from Velleeswarar Temple! A little less grandiose but charming nonetheless. Now what were these two doing wandering about after dark? And with all those jewels and the two consorts too! I did not stop to ask and am still wondering as to what brought them in procession.
I was reminded of Subbarama Iyer’s padam – Ini yenna pecchu irukkidu
What is there to talk about? Go away!
Everyone is laughing over it
Having kept me here and not turning up to visit even once! Is that not enough of a blunder O Muthia who wields the spear?
It has all happened as wished
All limits have been crossed
O Lord of Valli of the fragrant tresses
O playboy who is moved by the Tamil of Subbarama (what is there to…)