stepping on the grinding stone Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Somash   

நண்பர்களே, திருமண நிகழ்வுகள் பல ஆங்கிலத்தில் பார்த்தோம். இப்போது ''அம்மி மிதித்தல்'' என்ற நிகழ்வை ஆங்கிலத்தில் பாப்போம்.stepping on the grinding stone

After pradhaana homam, the husband holds the right toe of his wife and
lifts her leg and places it on a flat granite grinding stone known as "ammi"
in Tamil. The ammi stands at the right side of the sacred fire. The husband
recites a Veda mantra when he places the right foot of his wife on the ammi:
May you stand on this firm stone. May you be rock-firm during your stay on
this grinding stone. May you stand up to those who oppose you while you
carry out your time-honored responsibilities as a wife sanctioned by the
Vedas and tradition. May you develop tolerance to your enemies and put up a
fair fight to defend your legitimate rights as the head of the household in
a firm manner, equal to the steady strength of this grinding stone. :: prepared for modern hindu culture :panchadcharan.swaminathasarma