I am 2 months and 2 weeks old now and its time for Moondram Pirai Seer ( the third full moon day after my birth). Its the official welcome ceremony for me to visit my home in seman thottam from Vijay thatha’s house.
The ceremony was conducted by aunties from dad’s side to Mom and myself in Vijay thatha’s house on 20/10/2012. We both had a ceremonial bath on a cold day morning, mine was hot one and unfortunately mom’s was a cold one. As per the tradition ulaakaai (Traditional Pounder) was placed in my swing to signify me sleeping in it. Kannimaar goddess made by sand were offered flowers and stems of plants from dry and humid land. Pooja was conducted to the goddess signifying their blessings to us in time of bad health and unfavourable situations.
I wore black bangles, black chain and a special black bindi (vengai tree milk) to keep away evil and all the bad spirits nearing me. All my close relatives attended the ceremony and presented me with lots of gold ornaments like chain, bangle, hip rope, bracelet and anklet. Rangu thatha holded me for the first time since my birth.
Mom & me missed my dad very much as he couldn’t make it from UK. We streamed the ceremony live through Skype for Sri mama and dad, unfortunately dad couldn’t catch up the whole function as it was too early in UK. I was tired but not cranky as I was watched by all my relatives. Over all it was a happy occasion and yes i am now ready to go to my semman thottam house.