The Cats' Marriage
punikum punikum kalyanamam
bulogham ellam kondatamam
yani maala urvalamam,ottaga chivingi natiyamam
oor kuruvi pinpattam
thali kattum nerrathila mapilli puniyay kannumam
vandavar ellam thadinaram
varutham kondu thirumbinaram
pakatu vittu pallai dhan thirudi aduvum kudithadham
thiru tu puniku "en panni thirumanam
vandam indha samandham vettka kadu poi varalam
moral: idhu landhu nama enna therindu
kolarom nama thiruda kudadhu yar
poruliyum abhagharika kodathunu therinjukolgirom
The Cats' marriage was conducted and
all the people in the world were enjoying it,
with elephant chariot, and camel dancing, and
village birds were singing, and fine food.
At the time of tying the "mangalya rope" the male cat was missing,
everybody searched for the male cat,
and they all went with worrying.
It seems that male cat was drinking the milk of neighbor.
"For a thief cat I won't give my daughter,
it was disgusting to give my daughter to a thief.
I don't want this marriage proposal" says the father-in-law cat.
And with that the marriage broke out.
Moral: from this story we understand
that we should not steal others' property
or capture others things.
Many thanks to Gayatri Sriram, a carnatic singer, for singing this song!
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Gayatri Sriram for contributing and translating this song.