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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Iyengar Airlines - IGA

This interesting imagination by Ms. Sivapriyakrishnan of a new Airline service is very enjoyable. I wanted to share with you all.  I am sure you will enjoy this. Sorry Non Tamilians. I have not translated this to English, because, even if I translate it, you will not be able to enjoy it as this is enjoyable exclusively by Tamil brahmins alone.


Accessories : Tiruman Petti, with red, yellow-orange srichurnam. (Yellow-orange for specific vadakalai requirements). Sthali or Ramanujan (popularly known as panchapaatram), thattu, Sombu ( typically iyengar style), Velli tumbler. ( No udhrani)

Menu : Pazham, Sarkkarai, Tirukannamudhu, Sakkarapongal, Akkaradisil, Pooshnikkai Pulikutthi kootu(mocchai optional on gastronomical health reasons), Kathirikkai Karamadhu, Paruppu araccha kothavarangai karamadhu, Thayir vadai, Mor Kuzhambhu, Vendaya Kuzhambhu, (kuzhambu also called - neLi karamadhu), Sathamadhu, VenPongal, Puliyodarai, Ellorai, Thayir, Prasaadam (steamed rice, popularly saadam). Teertham (drinking water) in velli tumbler.

Snacks : Kaara Sev, Mixture, Laddoo, Thenguzhal, Senai varuval, vazhakkai varuval, sundal. On Sri Jayanti day - uppu and vella seedai, thenguzhal, appam, manoppu, ribbon.

Tiffin : Kanchipuram Idli - chutney, Kovil Dosai, Arisi uppuma

Drinks : Filter kapi, Chunda kaichina paal, Panakam -(definitely on Swati Nakshatram and Sri Rama Navami), Neer Moru (definitely on Sri Rama Navami).

Inflight interior decoration : A composite photo of all the 108 Divya Deshams, Tiruvengadamudaiyan, Ranganathar, Devaperumal (kanchi varadar), Lakshmi Narasimhar, Parthasarathy, Andal, Ramanuja, Desika, Manavala Maamuni. A composite picture of all the Azhwars. Periya Tiruvadi Garudazhwan and Siriya Tiruvadi Hanuman.

Seating Arrangements : One row for tenkalais , then the aisle , the other row for vadakalais. The picture of Manavala Maamuni and Desika will be strategically placed to face the respective rows.

Enlightened entertainment options :

Slokams : Nalayiram (kovil bani) , Vishnu sahasranamam, Lakshmi sahasranamam - (a taped recitation by both a U and Y priest together).

Music : carnatic music ( tapes of music only on Vishnu, rendered only by Iyengar musicians like Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengarval, T N Seshagopalan, R.Vedavalli, Sudha Raghunathan)

Freebies : each one will be given a copy of Tenkalai, Vadakalai Nityaanusandhanam (Liffco) publication book and a small book of Tiruppavais.

Announcements by Chief Airhostess : Adiyen Kodhai : Devareer ELLnaa. Ubhaya Vedantacharyargalai, ezhundaruli irukkum Srivaishnava periavargalukku, dhandan samarpitha vinnapam. Indha IGA -8 in mukhya, Captain : andha Sriyaphpathiyaana Sriman Naarayanane!! . Co-pilots : Jivaatmaakkalaana, Sri Rangarajan, Sri Aaraavamudhan. Rukmini, Andal , Kodhai, Bhama endru naalu airhostesses irukkirargal.  Chakravarthy : Chief Steward . Tirumalai, Gopalan, Vasudevan endru mundru steward irukkirargal. Inge yaatrigalaai irukkum anaithu Srivaishnavargalukkum, endha sevaiyum purivadharkke, Daasanaai kaathukkondirukkirom.

Ippozhudhu, ellorumaaga, serndhu Perumalai sevipom : (In chorus) - Sri Padmavati Sametha Sri Srinivasa Parabrahmane namaha. Sri Ranganayaki Sametha Sri Ranganathaaya namaha. Sri Perundevi Thaayar sametha Sri Devaraja Swamine namaha. Sri Rukmini sametha Sri Parthasarathy Swamine namaha. Sri Lakshminrusimha Parabrahmane namaha.Srimathe Ramanujaaya Namaha. Azwar Acharyal Tiruvadigale Sharanam.

Adutha padiyaaga, ellorum koodi Pallandu Pallandu, Cittransirukkale, Vanga Kadal sevitha vudan, Perumalukku, pazham paal kandarulapaNNapadum. Ellorum vayinaal padi, manadhinaal sindhithu Perumalin anugrahathai pera venumai prarthikkirom.

Ellorum , sealt belt pottukonde, Om Namo Narayanaya, Sriman Narayana Charanou, Sharanam Prapadhye endru sollavum.

Emergency Instructions : Ellame Perumaal Paarthuppaar.!!! Anaalum, engal kadamai endru onru irukkiradhu. Adhanaal, inge irukkum ella Srivaishnava yaatrigalum thangal Tiruchevi satthi gavanamaaga ketka vendum enru prarthikkirom.

For Emergency Landings :

Bhoomiyil iranginal : Bhudevi Nachiyaaraiyum, Bhuvaraharaiyum, nanraaga sevithukkolungal. Bhayam illamal irangi vidalaam.

Kadalil iranginal : Safety jacket ii maatti kondu, Andha Sriyaphpatiyaana, Paarkadalil Palli kondirukkum, Sriman Narayananai prarthithu kadalil iranga vendum. Sariyagi vidum.

Kaatril Sikkikondal : Periya Tiruvadiyaana Garudazhwanaiyum, Siriya Tiruvadiyaana Vayuputranaagiya Sri Anjaneyanaiyum sevithukkolungal. Onrum agaadhu.

Hijack Pannapattaal : Sri Lakshmi Narasimharaiyum, Sri Chakrathazhwaraiyum oru manadhudan dhyaanithaal, asurargal maandu povaargal. Nimadhiyaaga irukkalam.

Malayil iranginal : Govinda, Malayappa, Tiruvengadmudaiyane enru urakka sonnaal, udane, phalan kittum.

Edhu eppadi irundhalum, bhayam edharkku?  Sri Vaishnavargalukku Moksham Nischayam !!!

Ellam seer thiruthi amaithullom, eninum Pizhai alladhu kuttram irundhaal Kshamikka venum enru prarthikirom. Om Namo Narayaanaaya !
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Thereafter, the doors are armed, the flight takes off and the plane lands in Tirupati safely !!!!!

Everybody ( in chorus) : Perumale, nee dhaan appa, ennai bhadramaaga kondu serthai.. Nee Pallandu vaazgha !!!

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I spent nearly more than three hours in the internet for "Vadagalai" thiruman image in vain. I could not get image of a girl in saree with Iyengar model  also. Can somebody send me if these photos are availble with them to add pep to this article?


Anonymous Anonymous said...
I am an Iyengar and I enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for the article. I am surprised that you couldn't find images!! I found them in less than 5 minutes: Madisar: http://hebbariyengar.net/madisar.aspx Vadakalai thiruman: http://www.thejus.com/images/products/NamamsetVadakalai132_2292006346.jpg http://oppiliappantemple.org/namam.gif http://www.trsiyengar.com/images/Divyad1.jpg
March 14, 2010 6:18 PM
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Blogger vaishnavi said...
link for vadagalai thiruman http://www.trsiyengar.com/images/Divyad1.jpg
March 15, 2010 8:47 AM
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Blogger Pam said...
I am an Iyengar too and enjoyed the article very much! Hats off to Ms.Sivapriya Krishnan's creativity!
March 15, 2010 9:01 AM
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
nice article. u can go through ammas.com , u get this Good to know that you want to learn to wear nine yards sari. Stand with your legs about 2 ft apart *Make 5-6 pleats in one end of the saree (lengthwise). *Keep the pleats on your left (at the back) and bring the saree around your body and make a knot at the left back in your waist line.(In the direction Left-> Front-> Right-> Left) * Bring it to the front and tuck one edge ( and almost 1/2 way from that edge) in the front. Make the pleat (width of the saree) and bring the whole saree to the back under your legs. * Tuck the saree at the back (waist line). * Bring around the saree thro' your left after tucking the shorter edge slightly at your right. * Bring the saree around your body again * Hold it on your left and pass it on to your right shoulder arranging the border. * Bring the border around and tuck it in the front. also go to this link and u will find demo. Step1: Wrap the saree around the waist with one end of the saree on the right and the rest of the saree on to the left. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 2:Tie a knot firmly around the waist towards your left side with the two portions of the saree. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 3: Gather the saree near the waist. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 4:Tuck a bit of the saree in (near the right side of the waist) http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 5:Pleat the saree from the end tucked to the waist http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 6:Tuck the pleats to the waist firmly. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 7:Fold the rest of the saree to 4 or 5 folds, each fold measuring 3/4th of the hand. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 8: Bring the pleated portion behind, gathering the folded saree between the legs. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 9: Arrange the folds properly. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 10: Tuck them firmly at the back. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 11: The rest of the saree is brought to the front from the right side. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 12: Make a small tuck in the front to make sure the saree is firmly around the waist. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 13: Gather the rest of the saree. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 14: Wrap it on to the left shoulder. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 15: The rest of the saree falls on to the back. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 16: Bring the end of the saree around the waist and tuck it on to the left side. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Step 17: Madisar Mami is ready. (These instructions are for Iyengar style Madisar. For Iyer style madisar the rest of the saree should be wrapped around the right shoulder). http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a… Credits: Demonstrated by Renuka Written by Poongodi Photography - N.Shanmugam Model- Renisha Thanks to all of you.
March 17, 2010 4:27 PM
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
http://themediasite.net//forums/showthread.php?t=36828 Even tha above site also gives the way to wear nine yards of iyengar sary
March 17, 2010 4:30 PM
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Blogger Jayanthi said...
I am iyengar as well!! this was very interesting and enjoyable to read! THE IYENGARISM!!! A Brilliant work by Ms.Sivapriya Krishnan. Very creative!! Three Cheers to all iyengars across the planet!!
May 12, 2010 9:42 AM
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Blogger krishnan said...
Adiyen daasan wishes to ammend the HQ to either THIRUVARANGAM NEAR TRICHY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OR KANCHEEPURAM OR SRIVILLIPUTHOOR TO ADD the Iynegar flavour !!!
May 17, 2010 12:25 PM
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Blogger mirunalini said...
super i just loved this Cheers to all IYENGARS hip hip hurray!!!!!!!
June 22, 2010 9:59 PM
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Blogger Harisankar said...
i like this very much. :)).
July 16, 2010 8:41 AM
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
haiyooooo! chanceyy illai. classical post. keep it up. Adiyen, srinivasan
October 4, 2010 12:23 AM
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Anonymous Jayanthi Rangarajan said...
Nice Work. Im new to Iyengar custom and i hear almost all the terms (especially in the food menu) in my family every day. Really enjoyed it. Good work. Can any one in the blog clear my doubt please. I see iyengar's bride having the hair do (andal kondai) on left side and some on right side ? . which one is right ? , does it vary based on vadakalai and thenkalai ?
October 14, 2010 11:14 PM
 Blogger SPK said...
The Andal Kondai is on the left side. Also the "parrot" or kiLi" in Andals hand is on her left hand. This is the way Andal is adorned in HER own sthalam Srivilliputtur.So that is the original Alankaram.

Madurai Meenakshi has her "parrot" on her right hand and is sometimes depicted with or wihout a kondai.
January 30, 2011 5:52 PM
Blogger hvaidya said...
Dear Ms. SPK,

I spent considerable time to find a young iyengar girl dressed in nine yards with Aandaal kondai. I have seen some Iyengar girls during their marriages in that dress. Unluckily I could not find a photo like that in the internet, and so I was forced to take Vijayanthimala Bali. If you can send me a photo of an Iyengar girls marriage photo with Nine yards saree and "kondai" with "Kumbidu"(Nasmasthe) it will be ideal for the air hostess and I will replace this.
January 30, 2011 6:19 PM
Blogger SPK said...
Andal has a kondai and a 'kiLi' (parrot) on her left. This is the way she is adorned in Srivilliputtur HER own sthalam. So this can be taken as authentic. Parvati somtimes get adorned with or without a kondai on her left, but the parrot is on her right hand. There is no change whatsoever on the bsais of Vadakalai or Tenkalai
January 30, 2011 6:19 PM
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hey the creator of this blog it reflects bad on you i am an iyengar and i strongly appose blogs like these ... AND to people who are iyengars n who follow this are not fit to be one of us. I say this even if iam just 16 I hope most of the followers of the blog may be above 30...
January 31, 2011 10:44 PM
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Blogger hvaidya said...
Dear Anonymous,

It is a pity that at the age of 16 you are in this mental condition. God save you
February 1, 2011 10:25 AM
Blogger Anita said...
This made my day.. Laughed so much and missed my mother who is such a fierce and stauch Veera Vadagalai.. and never let us forget it.. Srimad Andavan Swami and his followers must read this.. They are all so tech savvy and will get a real smile out of all of them.. Am forwarding this to the Jeeyar Swami of Tirukurungudi and to the marvellous and erudite Jeeyar Swami of Nanguneri.. A totally brilliant work.. congratulations and please keep these Iyengarisms coming.. There are too many PSEUDO SECULAR Iyengars in Chennai who are not connected at all to their faith in an honest and direct way.
February 14, 2011 3:55 PM
Blogger Kannan said...
Good humor! vadakalai and thenkalai - unite!! after all, we both are Vaishnavas!!
February 15, 2011 9:20 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
"Tongue in cheek" i would say of the whole article and most of the comments too.Shame on you! It's not a joke to ridicule an entire community.It's libel Raja
February 15, 2011 9:50 PM
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Anonymous MSR Ayyangar said...
Very enjoyable reading. The concept of connecting to one's own roots through fun & game is admirable. MSR Ayyangar.
February 16, 2011 8:47 AM
Blogger ranaganathan said...
it is really good to read and we should also think in a differnt way.it is the time all brahmins should unite or otherwise there is a great damage waiting to happen to our community. Vaishnavisam is only a few hudread years old and pertained to Tamil nadu only.Hece dont forget our old culture of unity among ourself.
March 6, 2011 1:57 PM
Anonymous D.Balaji said...
Great work Ms.Sivapriya. There is no offence in this. I am also an Iyengar. Nothing wrong in such writings when it is from somebody within the community D.BALAJI
March 11, 2011 10:21 PM
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Blogger kvnagarajan said...
Balaji seems to think that Ms. Sivapriya is from "within the community". She cannot be an Iyengar with such a name. Nevertheless, she probably is in close touch with Iyengars. No matter what, her imagination is wonderful. Some people are taking all this very personally and seem offended. Hey, cool down folks. We must all have the capacity to laugh at ourselves. Over the centuries, Iyers in Thiruvanaikoil and Iyengars in Srirangam (both within a few kilometres apart)were poking fun at each other. What started in Srirangam did not stay just in Tamil Nadu but spread all over India. There are lots of Vaishnavites especially in Gujarat and Bengal (Goswamis). There are Iyengars in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka who speak Telugu and Kannada respectively, but use Tamil pasurams for worship. Glory to Iyengars!
April 25, 2011 3:24 AM
Blogger L N Srinivasakrishnan said...
Not that it matters - Sudha Raghunathan is Iyengar only after marriage. Just some data for you :)
April 27, 2011 11:24 PM
Blogger pathu said...
very wonderful article . enjoyed a lot Dasasya Vignapanam
May 14, 2011 2:45 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Pinnittell Pongo (oru nativity dan)
May 21, 2011 10:48 AM










Anonymous Anonymous said...


















at last! we prove that we can laugh on ourselves... we really have a sense of humour! who said that south indian brahmins are serious, morose conservatives?
August 6, 2011 11:45 AM









Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...















Do they have SilverWare for Non-Iyengars?

Will the others even allowed to board ?

Funny imagination !! Loved it..came via - Adengappa Prabhu !
August 9, 2011 4:33 AM









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About 6 months ago, I have read similar one in Saivaite style. The same airline stuff. That must have influenced Sivapriya to do one in Iyengar style. By the way, as somebody has commented, Sivapriya cannot be an Iyengar - or could have become an Iyengar by marriage.

R. Srinivasa Iyengar.
August 16, 2011 7:25 PM
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Jaadhi Irandozhiya
Verillai saatrungaal
Needhi Vazhuvaa
Neri murayin medhiniyil
Ittar periyor Iddadhaar Izhli Kulathor paataangil ullapadi
August 17, 2011 12:58 AM
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Blogger Unknown said...












Brilliant idea and painstaking efforts in carrying it out!!
As a staunch member of the most superior clan in the world - Iyengars,naturally - I whole-heartedly welcome and appreciate this initiative!!:-))

Srini vasan
August 21, 2011 5:34 PM
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Blogger Unknown said...












Brilliant idea and painstaking efforts to carry it out!!

As a staunch member of the blessed clan called Iyengars, I whoel-heartedly welcome and approve this initiative!!

And my best wishes to this Airlines too!!!:-))


Srini vasan
August 21, 2011 5:39 PM







Blogger KARUR SISTERS - SATHYA / VIDHYA said...









Very good effort by SPK (Singaperumal Koil) Ippidiyavathu yaravathu vadagalaium, thengalaium onnu than ninaika arambitcha nall irrukkum. Romba samathudi kozhaNTHAE. kEEP IT UP.
October 20, 2011 10:57 PM






Blogger Krish said...






good work - great effort
November 10, 2011 8:49 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Already its is vadagalai and thengali. Now there is a question for the kondai and parrot being on which side. Do you really know you own details about Vaishnavite that you are OR may be? Religion, Caste or Sect are not to be Sarcas' like this. Not sure how so many people have even appreciated. May they are being sarcastic.. Lord Venkataramana help all the SO CALLED Vaishanavites..
January 20, 2012 11:18 PM
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Blogger Anand B Narasimhan said...
As a pragmatic (not orthodox and staunch) "Vaishnavite", this is the most ridiculous blog post ever. As much i want to read this in a "I'm joking" way, if you want to highlight the "culture", there are much more better ways than trying to do it in a demeaning way. You have lost your right to be called a Sri Vaishnavaite by trying to taking something so treasured by the rest of us in such a callous way.

Completely agree with the last comment about your lack of maturity.
March 7, 2012 8:49 AM
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Anonymous Anonymous said...
very enjoyable!dhool kilappiteenga sivapriya....semma jora erundhudhu!
March 11, 2012 10:46 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
I am an Iyengar. This is a spectacular post. As expected, there are some snobbish PC comments.
Wake up folks and have fun.
A lot of the culture shown by the author is actually disappearing,
which is what most of us should think about.
Wonderful article!
Please don't mind the minority who feel the article is not in good taste.

Best Regards..
March 14, 2012 2:27 AM
Blogger bharath said...
ASATHITANGO PONGO;

ONGALODA HUMOUR TOUCH KU DASAN

SUPERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
March 19, 2012 11:34 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Are non-iyengars allowed in this flight ?? avaalukkum velli tumbleraa ?? illai plastic cup aa??! toilet poga kolaatram undaa ??!
enjoyed reading this !
May 10, 2012 9:24 AM
Blogger Raman said...
I am NOT an Iyengar (Personally, I prefer the term Sri Vaishnavite to Iyengar) but enjoyed it immensely. The greatest gift of Sri Ramanuja was the concept of abject surrender with bhakti as the main ingredient. May Ms Sivapriya & others come out with an actual airline where the only qualification to fly to all Divyadesams will be devotion to the Lord and nothing else!
Adiyean Ramanathan.
May 24, 2012 10:30 PM



44 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am an Iyengar and I enjoyed it immensely. Thanks for the article. I am surprised that you couldn't find images!! I found them in less than 5 minutes:

Madisar:
http://hebbariyengar.net/madisar.aspx

Vadakalai thiruman:

http://www.thejus.com/images/products/NamamsetVadakalai132_2292006346.jpg

http://oppiliappantemple.org/namam.gif

http://www.trsiyengar.com/images/Divyad1.jpg

vaishnavi said...

link for vadagalai thiruman
http://www.trsiyengar.com/images/Divyad1.jpg

Pam said...

I am an Iyengar too and enjoyed the article very much! Hats off to Ms.Sivapriya Krishnan's creativity!

Anonymous said...

nice article. u can go through ammas.com , u get this
Good to know that you want to learn to wear nine yards sari.

Stand with your legs about 2 ft apart *Make 5-6 pleats in one end of the saree (lengthwise). *Keep the pleats on your left (at the back) and bring the saree around your body and make a knot at the left back in your waist line.(In the direction Left-> Front-> Right-> Left) * Bring it to the front and tuck one edge ( and almost 1/2 way from that edge) in the front. Make the pleat (width of the saree) and bring the whole saree to the back under your legs. * Tuck the saree at the back (waist line). * Bring around the saree thro' your left after tucking the shorter edge slightly at your right. * Bring the saree around your body again * Hold it on your left and pass it on to your right shoulder arranging the border. * Bring the border around and tuck it in the front.

also go to this link and u will find demo. Step1: Wrap the saree around the waist with one end of the saree on the right and the rest of the saree on to the left. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 2:Tie a knot firmly around the waist towards your left side with the two portions of the saree. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 3: Gather the saree near the waist. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 4:Tuck a bit of the saree in (near the right side of the waist) http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 5:Pleat the saree from the end tucked to the waist http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 6:Tuck the pleats to the waist firmly. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 7:Fold the rest of the saree to 4 or 5 folds, each fold measuring 3/4th of the hand. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 8: Bring the pleated portion behind, gathering the folded saree between the legs. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 9: Arrange the folds properly. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 10: Tuck them firmly at the back. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 11: The rest of the saree is brought to the front from the right side. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 12: Make a small tuck in the front to make sure the saree is firmly around the waist. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 13: Gather the rest of the saree. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 14: Wrap it on to the left shoulder. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 15: The rest of the saree falls on to the back. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 16: Bring the end of the saree around the waist and tuck it on to the left side. http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Step 17: Madisar Mami is ready. (These instructions are for Iyengar style Madisar. For Iyer style madisar the rest of the saree should be wrapped around the right shoulder). http://www.nilacharal.com/anjarai/a…

Credits:

Demonstrated by Renuka Written by Poongodi Photography - N.Shanmugam Model- Renisha

Thanks to all of you.

Anonymous said...

http://themediasite.net//forums/showthread.php?t=36828

Even tha above site also gives the way to wear nine yards of iyengar sary

Jayanthi said...

I am iyengar as well!! this was very interesting and enjoyable to read! THE IYENGARISM!!! A Brilliant work by Ms.Sivapriya Krishnan. Very creative!! Three Cheers to all iyengars across the planet!!

krishnan said...

Adiyen daasan wishes to ammend the HQ to either THIRUVARANGAM NEAR TRICHY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OR KANCHEEPURAM OR SRIVILLIPUTHOOR TO ADD the Iynegar flavour !!!

mirunalini said...

super i just loved this
Cheers to all IYENGARS
hip hip hurray!!!!!!!

Harisankar said...

i like this very much. :)).

Anonymous said...

haiyooooo! chanceyy illai. classical post. keep it up.

Adiyen,
srinivasan

Jayanthi Rangarajan said...

Nice Work. Im new to Iyengar custom and i hear almost all the terms (especially in the food menu) in my family every day. Really enjoyed it. Good work. Can any one in the blog clear my doubt please. I see iyengar's bride having the hair do (andal kondai) on left side and some on right side ? . which one is right ? , does it vary based on vadakalai and thenkalai ?

SPK said...

The Andal Kondai is on the left side. Also the "parrot" or kiLi" in Andals hand is on her left hand. This is the way Andal is adorned in HER own sthalam Srivilliputtur.So that is the original Alankaram.

Madurai Meenakshi has her "parrot" on her right hand and is sometimes depicted with or wihout a kondai.

hvaidya said...

Dear SPK,

I spent considerable time to find a young iyengar girl dressed in nine yards with Aandaal kondai. I have seen some Iyengar girls during their marriages in that dress. Unluckily I could not find a photo like that in the internet, and so I was forced to take Vijayanthimala Bali. If you can send me a photo of an Iyengar girls marriage photo I will replace this.

SPK said...

Andal has a kondai and a 'kiLi' (parrot) on her left. This is the way she is adorned in Srivilliputtur HER own sthalam. So this can be taken as authentic.

Parvati somtimes get adorned with or without a kondai on her left, but the parrot is on her right hand.

There is no change whatsoever on the bsais of Vadakalai or Tenkalai

Anonymous said...

Hey the creator of this blog

it reflects bad on you

i am an iyengar and i strongly appose blogs like these ...

AND to people who are iyengars n who follow this are not fit to be one of us.

I say this even if iam just 16

I hope most of the followers of the blog may be above 30...

hvaidya said...

Dear Anonymous,

It is a pity that at the age of 16 you are in this mental condition. God save you

Anita said...

This made my day.. Laughed so much and missed my mother who is such a fierce and stauch Veera Vadagalai.. and never let us forget it.. Srimad Andavan Swami and his followers must read this.. They are all so tech savvy and will get a real smile out of all of them.. Am forwarding this to the Jeeyar Swami of Tirukurungudi and to the marvellous and erudite Jeeyar Swami of Nanguneri.. A totally brilliant work.. congratulations and please keep these Iyengarisms coming.. There are too many PSEUDO SECULAR Iyengars in Chennai who are not connected at all to their faith in an honest and direct way.

Kannan said...

Good humor! vadakalai and thenkalai - unite!! after all, we both are Vaishnavas!!

Anonymous said...

"Tongue in cheek" i would say of the whole article and most of the comments too.Shame on you!
It's not a joke to ridicule an entire community.It's libel
Raja

MSR Ayyangar said...

Very enjoyable reading. The concept of connecting to one's own roots through fun & game is admirable.

MSR Ayyangar.

ranaganathan said...

it is really good to read and we should also think in a differnt way.it is the time all brahmins should unite or otherwise there is a great damage waiting to happen to our community. Vaishnavisam is only a few hudread years old and pertained to Tamil nadu only.Hece dont forget our old culture of unity among ourself.

D.Balaji said...

Great work Ms.Sivapriya. There is no offence in this. I am also an Iyengar. Nothing wrong in such writings when it is from somebody within the community
D.BALAJI

kvnagarajan said...

Balaji seems to think that Ms. Sivapriya is from "within the community". She cannot be an Iyengar with such a name. Nevertheless, she probably is in close touch with Iyengars. No matter what, her imagination is wonderful. Some people are taking all this very personally and seem offended. Hey, cool down folks. We must all have the capacity to laugh at ourselves. Over the centuries, Iyers in Thiruvanaikoil and Iyengars in Srirangam (both within a few kilometres apart)were poking fun at each other.

What started in Srirangam did not stay just in Tamil Nadu but spread all over India. There are lots of Vaishnavites especially in Gujarat and Bengal (Goswamis). There are Iyengars in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka who speak Telugu and Kannada respectively, but use Tamil pasurams for worship. Glory to Iyengars!

L N Srinivasakrishnan said...

Not that it matters - Sudha Raghunathan is Iyengar only after marriage. Just some data for you :)

pathu said...

very wonderful article .

enjoyed a lot

Dasasya Vignapanam

Anonymous said...

Pinnittell Pongo (oru nativity dan)

Anonymous said...

at last! we prove that we can laugh on ourselves... we really have a sense of humour! who said that south indian brahmins are serious, morose conservatives?

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Do they have SilverWare for Non-Iyengars?

Will the others even allowed to board ?

Funny imagination !! Loved it..came via - Adengappa Prabhu !

Anonymous said...

About 6 months ago, I have read similar one in Saivaite style. The same airline stuff. That must have influenced Sivapriya to do one in Iyengar style. By the way, as somebody has commented, Sivapriya cannot be an Iyengar - or could have become an Iyengar by marriage.

R. Srinivasa Iyengar.

Anonymous said...

Jaadhi Irandozhiya
Verillai saatrungaal
Needhi Vazhuvaa
Neri murayin medhiniyil
Ittar periyor Iddadhaar Izhli Kulathor paataangil ullapadi

Unknown said...

Brilliant idea and painstaking efforts in carrying it out!!
As a staunch member of the most superior clan in the world - Iyengars,naturally - I whole-heartedly welcome and appreciate this initiative!!:-))

Srini vasan

Unknown said...

Brilliant idea and painstaking efforts to carry it out!!

As a staunch member of the blessed clan called Iyengars, I whoel-heartedly welcome and approve this initiative!!

And my best wishes to this Airlines too!!!:-))


Srini vasan

KARUR SISTERS - SATHYA / VIDHYA said...

Very good effort by SPK (Singaperumal Koil) Ippidiyavathu yaravathu vadagalaium, thengalaium onnu than ninaika arambitcha nall irrukkum. Romba samathudi kozhaNTHAE. kEEP IT UP.

Krish said...

good work - great effort

Anonymous said...

Already its is vadagalai and thengali. Now there is a question for the kondai and parrot being on which side. Do you really know you own details about Vaishnavite that you are OR may be? Religion, Caste or Sect are not to be Sarcas' like this. Not sure how so many people have even appreciated. May they are being sarcastic.. Lord Venkataramana help all the SO CALLED Vaishanavites..

Anand B Narasimhan said...

As a pragmatic (not orthodox and staunch) "Vaishnavite", this is the most ridiculous blog post ever. As much i want to read this in a "I'm joking" way, if you want to highlight the "culture", there are much more better ways than trying to do it in a demeaning way. You have lost your right to be called a Sri Vaishnavaite by trying to taking something so treasured by the rest of us in such a callous way.

Completely agree with the last comment about your lack of maturity.

Anonymous said...

very enjoyable!dhool kilappiteenga sivapriya....semma jora erundhudhu!

Anonymous said...

I am an Iyengar. This is a spectacular post. As expected, there are some snobbish PC comments.
Wake up folks and have fun.
A lot of the culture shown by the author is actually disappearing,
which is what most of us should think about.
Wonderful article!
Please don't mind the minority who feel the article is not in good taste.

Best Regards..

bharath said...

ASATHITANGO PONGO;

ONGALODA HUMOUR TOUCH KU DASAN

SUPERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Anonymous said...

Are non-iyengars allowed in this flight ?? avaalukkum velli tumbleraa ?? illai plastic cup aa??! toilet poga kolaatram undaa ??!
enjoyed reading this !

Raman said...

I am NOT an Iyengar (Personally, I prefer the term Sri Vaishnavite to Iyengar) but enjoyed it immensely. The greatest gift of Sri Ramanuja was the concept of abject surrender with bhakti as the main ingredient. May Ms Sivapriya & others come out with an actual airline where the only qualification to fly to all Divyadesams will be devotion to the Lord and nothing else!
Adiyean Ramanathan.

S.R.Ayyangar said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the flight...

Anonymous said...

I am an IYER, but very much devoted to Lord Sri Vishnu and Sri Lakshmi, Adiseshan, Garudazhwar, Hanuman etc. (Iyers do not discriminate between Siva and Vishnu) There should not be exclusivity or possessiveness of any one particular GOD/GODDESS. NEVERTHELESS IT IS GOOD TO REMIND OURSELVES ABOUT OUR TRADITIONS, SINCE THIS COMPUTER AGE CHILDREN DO NOT EVEN KNOW THEIR MOTHER TONGUE TAMIL AND MANY OF THEM THINK THAT IT IS A FASHION NOT TO KNOW THEIR LANGUAGE. IN THIS CONTEXT, THIS ARTICLE HAS DONE A GREAT SERVICE. YOUNG GENERATION PLEASE WAKE UP. (I am sorry to point out the mistake of one of the commentators: He has mentioned his name as Srini VASAN. IT SHOULD BE SRI NIVASAN OR AS EVERYBODY WRITES SRINIVASAN.) I think everybody should have a good laugh. I think somebody should write about a Chettiar Airlines with PC as the main promoter, Mtgustetc. We, most of the Hindus, do not know the customs and traditions of the other caste/sub castes. Thank you Ms. Sivapriya.

KALS said...

Just enjoyed. Typhical Iyangar words.
But Instead of Sri Rukmini sametha Sri Parthasarathy Swamine namaha, please use Sri Rukmini sametha Sri venkatakrishna Swamine namaha as the main deity (moolavar) is venkatakrishnar. Sri Parthasarathy is utchavar.