Look at my Father’s village ‘Athikkottai’
in Tamil Nadu, South India
This picture above is taken just in front of my
(father’s brother) uncle’s home. That smiling face belongs to my nephew Shanker. He is all grown up now and currently
doing his Bachelors degree in India.
This smart looking guy above is my cousin brother
Muruganantham (related to my mum's side as his mum is my mum's sister). Well, he lives in my father's village, Athikkottai
and everyone knows him as Raja. He is married with a beautiful wife and kids.
The young princess above who is preparing to cook
in her kitchen (viewer discretion is advised; keep in mind that this is a village) is my cousin sister Nithiya. She is also
married (to an engineer) and has settled down in Singapore.
That guy in purple shirt who is yelling at someone
is my cousin brother Kannathasan (Nithiya’s elder brother). He is preparing for Kumbavishagam for my family temple dedicated
to Sri Kammatchi Amman. This brother of mine is also married (one of the few to marry outside of caste and religion as his
wife is a Catholic).
This stunning beauty above is my first mother
and goddess, Sri Kammatchi Amman. She is the protector of our village and the form of Adi Para Shakti, Uma-Parvathi, the gentle
form of Kali Devi and Durga.
That lady above is my aunt (father’s brother’s
wife) whom we all know as ‘Muthakurutchi’ Periyamma (big mamma). Hehehehe. Trust me, she really is the “Big
Mamma!” of my father’s family.