Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

(June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

Mangala Sutra


A Mangala Sutra a groom ties a bride
Around her neck in the Hindu marriage,
Has to stay on her till he meets his death.
It is a shackle given her for life.
It shows to the public she is allotted.
It reminds her of her full commitment
To chastity and fidelity.
It gives her a status no one could usurp.
Women do not now prefer wearing it,
To show their freedom of expression.
It is safe in a purse for occasions.
Better this custom is outdated.


[Mangala Sutra is a thread or a golden chain with a pendant called Thaali that the groom ties the bride on neck as a mark of having owned her.]
25.05.2014

Submitted: Thursday, June 05, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Mangala Sutra by Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar. )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Yesterday's Emotions, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Someone's History, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. On a Love Train, Tosin Abegunde
  4. A Happy Song, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. The silent sufferer, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  6. A Desert Oasis, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. I COUNT FROM ONE TO TWENTY EASILY, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  8. Velvet Moon, Lilly Emery
  9. Recognizing Tempos, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Sometimes an hour, Pradip Chattopadhyay

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]