Thread inserted in a powdered rice ball
specially prepared for the festival
could sound a peculiar call
celebrated by a community not trivial
remarkable for their philanthropy .
The avaram flower yellow and bright
the paddy stalk green and white
along with mango leaves in a fasten tight
altogether to an one foot stick straight
placed on either side of the God Pillayar.
The cereals ellu, kambu in quantity small
puffed rice ,paddy and aval in similar measure
the kolam sketched on the floor and on the wall
punctuated with the community’s distinct flavour
karuppatti paniyaram, velllai paniyaram in call
adorn with the coconut, betel leaves and betel nuts.
The prayer being all set with not a fanfare
the head of the family lights up the threaded rice ball
dipped in ghee to the blowing of conch with great care
the members take it with a joyous call
the ritual being an honour of God Pillayar.
it is a beautiful celebration with faith intense
the togetherness eventfully depicted
being celebrated on the day of concurrence
of sashti and satyam as indicated
known as “Pillayar Nonbu”.