December 06, 2005

Been to a Baby shower party over the weekend !!



And NEEDLESS TO SAY !!

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Couple of questions to be answered !!

1.Is there any scientific reason for celebrating Babyshower (வளைகாப்பு)?

2.Why is the food cooked by others tastes better than the self cooked one ? :-(

19 comments:

Raju said...

Scientific-a onnum kidayadhu.. The reason could be to make the woman feel 'important' (u know, as the center of attraction) and giving good food to her.

IBH said...

same pinch :)

I attended one too and u know what i had the same questions in my mind..esp. the second one :)

kalai said...

cha..ungalukku idhe velaiya pochu..! saapadu foto pottu vayitherichala kottikiradhu! :(

Vijay Ramamurthi said...

Initially I really, theyll shower the baby or some thing like baptization, well not long after I came to know that this happens before the baby was born, for a momment I even thot how can shower the baby if its not born...apram thaan valakaapu matternu therinjudu/[is seemandham the same as valakaaapu??]

Jagan said...

answer for 2nd question - athukku first u sud kno to cook well ..illai u sud try eating food cooked by someone who doesnt kno to cook :-) .

vazhaigappu thaan babyshower nu peter vidurangala ?

Chakra Sampath said...

oh... valakaapu daan baby shower aa?

scientific reasons irukkara madhiri theriala.. since traditional valaikaapu wd involve a bit of homam and chanting of mantrams etc, it is being said that the kind of homam pugai & reverberations of the chants will do good for the baby in the womb.

Another reason is that the mom is made to feel good & important, which does a world of good for the morale of the mom to-be.

Also, they'll mix milk and 'n' other ingredients, which are supposedly good for the mom. That would be given during the function.

Idhellam naan indha point-a raise panna podhu kedachcha info. I neither subscribe to this, nor believe them... :P

aruna said...

namma samachu mudikkum pothu already samayal pannina tiredness, appuram antha pugai.......ellam sernthu namakku antha dish saapidarathula interest poidum...

Moreover, enna maathiri koncham paer.....samayal-a initial stage-la irunthu taste pannuvoam...first taste pannumpothu koncham masala thool pathala, second time taste pannumpothu koncham uppu jhaasti....intha maathiri taste panni panni samachu mudikkum pothu yethu correct taste-ne marandhu poidum........lol

Eclectic Blogger said...

Reason for second one is that u have not tasted food cooked by yours truly and the like

Me too said...

The 'Valaikaapu' function, in addition to being a 'make-her-feel-special' kind of event, should have been started as an event to announce the pregnancy to all, I guess! As we are always scared of 'evil spirits', I guess, there is homam/pooja etc in our version.
Well, one can understand 'baby shower' but what is this 'wedding shower' (and what is this 'shower')?

Sundar Narayanan said...

being a nosey dude i questioned the priest on every little item in the ceremony.. (not the food items). apart from this thing called "mooku puzhiyaradhu" where they drip something into the lady's nose (some herbal stuff), the rest of it was just a "feel goody" ceremony and a chance for everyone to get together and bless the parents to be. I also got new shirts, dhotis etc. from parents and inlaws alike for being the Aambalai singam that I am.. he he.

Jayan said...

Always wanted to know what 'Baby Shower Parties' were all about. Never guessed it was ValaiKaappu coz many Yankees host such parties too.

Jeevan said...

I think for Babyshower, they will cook, 5 different food.

WA said...

Reason for celebrating Babyshower? - to collect presents :D Kareettaa??

Adaengappa !! said...

@Everyone :Thanks for your comments !!

ioiio said...

io.. andha foto ellaam poattu verupethaadheengappaaa :))

narayanan said...

Why is the food cooked by others tastes better than the self cooked one ?

very simple, namba enna pannirukkom, enna add pannirukkom'nu namakku theriyum. adhukku mela namba adha saptomna. yaanai than thalailiye manna vaari pottukkura madiri :)))

serious'a sollanum'na. ennai vechu edhavadhu panninaale. it makes you feel less hungry than you were before preparing. somehow that ennai vasanai puts me off from eating.

-narayanan

Genig said...

enakku yaaroo sonna nyabagam, indha valaikkappu-nna other thaan feel good factor another thing is valaiyal podurathu, that valaiyaals act as resistance when amma kaiyaa oooni elundirukkum podhu, ukkarum podhu earpadura vibrations direct-a koindiyaa poi attack pannama irukkum...

ithu scientific villakkam mathiri irukkulla... hmmm

- Muthu Kumar

kicha said...

(1), psychological reasons. chumma oru moral boost kuduththa maari irukkum
(2), u will rephrase this question, if you eat what I cook.

கைப்புள்ள said...

Babyshower pathi sollara alavukku anubhavam illai...infact Babyshowerna Valaikaapune innikku dhaan enakku therinjadhu.

About the other question...naamale samaikkum bodhu nimirura bendle samaicha saappattoda rusiyai anubhavikka mudiyaradhillainu ninaikkuren...iam quoting from my latest ongoing experience.

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