IN THIS WE WILL MEDITATE THE SONGS DURING THE TIME OF CELEBRATING THE 'KIREEDAM'
MALA VAZHTHAL IN THE WEDDING KOODASA
IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT MALA VAZTHAL(BLESSING WITH CHAIN) IS PURELY A MALAYALEE
TRADITION WHERE AS IN OTHER COUNTRIES WE USE A CROWN ITSELF FOR THE
BLESSING.WHAT EVER IT BE, THE DEVOTIONAL MEANING ONLY WE MEDITATE HERE.
The meaning is very simple.The crown for bridegroom as well as bride is a
blessing from heaven by the hand our LORD JESUS CHRIST,and the priest is just
doing it for the LORD.
PRATHIVAKKYAM----VAIDIKA SEMMASAMMARKKAMBALIMBAM NALKA
MUDIYAL MANAVALANNUM MANAVARAYAL MANAVATTIKKUM
It is a the happiest moment for the groom as he is crowned by the blessed crown
of the priest of a home by the Lord and the bride is also happy that she got a
believer and a blessed husband in the MANAVARA.as her life partner.THE PRIEST
AND ASSISTANTS ARE HAPPY AS THEY ARE PERFORMING A DIVINE CEREMONY--ordaining a
priest of a home IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD
MESSIHA NRIPANAL RACHITHAM MAKUDAM PARAM RUCHIRAM
The crown is specially made for the couple by the LORD and priest is the
mediator to give this to them both.The crown is--'param ruchiram-- much tasty.As
our lord said married life is a gift from heaven and only gifted people enjoy
this as a divine appointment for them to please GOD as well as each other by
their united life.The husband should see himself as a chosen person for this
wife and wife also should dedicate herself as the chosen partner for this
particular person.God choose people not for just merry but for dedicated duty
with sufferings.In family life this sweet sufferings give joy as well as growth
in spiritual life.
SASWATHA SALADHEESA SATHAMANALA SEEGHRRUM
SAVIDHAMANANJEEDANAME SATHAM SANTHOSHIKKYAM
The couple is eagerly calling the LORD to come back early as they know
their married life gave them confidence that they will be accepted in the LORD"s
MANAVALAN THAN MAKUDAM THIRUMULMUDIYODU SATHRUSSYAM
MANAVATTIYUDE MAKUDAM SATHIMAR MUDIYODU SATHRUSSYAM
The crown of the groom is as like Christ's crown,as he is the master in the
home. It is his primary duty to keep the harmony in the family.Jesus washed the
legs of his disciples. It is a suffering crown.
The bride's crown is as of a sathi----means pathivrutha,who love and appreciate
her husband only and a "sannyasini" out side her wedlock.
Just think-- An elephant is walking inside your house, what can you do?You open
the window,doors any solution?You shout,any solution? You will be puzzled.No
solution seen other than breaking the house itself..The elephant suggested
above is not the physical appearance but rebellious proud and selfish attitude
of members after the marriage. When such a husband or wife come to life or in-
laws come we feel suffocation..But there is one who can change this elephant to
a worm.Psalms 22.6 says BUT I AM A WORM,AND NO MAN.I AM THE SCORN OF MEN AND
DESPISED BY THE PEOPLE(own people).Accept this JESUS as your LORD and pray daily
to be transformed like HIM.He can transform you ,transform you ,transform you ,
just believe ,HE will transform you and you both will be in HIS kingdom not as
husband and wife but angels.
The greatest achievement in our life is TEARS for others and the greatest
Failure in life is TEARS of others caused by our words and deeds.The Teaching
of our LORD will workout wonders in family life--that is first weep about
yourself--first weep about our own justifying,accusing,haughty heart ,then our
prayer for other family members will be answered.
U T GEORGE