Tuesday, November 20, 2007

M O O N D R A M......P I R A I

K U D A A L ... Ratnagiri district .... Maharashtra


Peacefully located in the Western ghats, the exotic place where the world famous Alfonso mango grows in abundance.My reason being there was to install a major
machine (Optical emission Spectrometer ! Impressed,,hmm !! )in an upcoming
factory.Not many people had ventured into the then backward area which Govt was
trying to promote.A guest house modified from a garage,which perhaps was a home to a
thousand rats.I joined as rat no.1001 !!The only other unique thing in the vicinity
was a distant tower clock in a far off village and which never failed to chime at the stroke of every hour.Besides these, it was endless Ghats...
Installation completed and grand inauguration done with a handful of people.The
Director asked me to stay back for three more days as an observation period.I had no
choice but to accept. I was also very fatigued since the installation had taken
over 25 days.Something or other was going wrong.Inauguration was to be done on
AMAVASHYA day(NEW MOON )but could be completed only on the third day after
that ,which was the day of MOONDRAM PIRAI.

After a late dinner,went out for a walk.The air smelled so sweet ,I wanted it to be
bottled !!With only the stars to guide me,I sat on a stone.So romantic was the
ambience that I started singing a Tamizh Song loudly.Thambi Tamizha,( Are you a
Tamizhan )an old voice pierced the otherwise noiseless ambience.Startled but
composed I said yes,trying to identify the person.An old man ,with a spotless kurtha
came and sat opposite me.

After asking me several questions,which I painstakingly answered,I wanted to know
what the hell he was doing in such an obscure place.

Me ; What are you doing here?
He : I am here for several years and have been alloted this place
Me : You are a chowkidar or something ?
He : No
Me :Then ?
HE :I am in charge of the graveyard,a sort of leader
ME :Where is that? and a leader ?
He ;We are there only( meaning Graveyard ) and you are sitting on a tombstone
Me :What, saying this I tried to get up ,in vain
He : you cannot move without my permission.I am a KOLLIVAI PISASU(Fire eating
Ghost )
Me :whats that!!
He ;After being a RATTHA KAATTERI( Dracula or an Vampire ) for several years,I have
been promoted as this..
Me : pinched myself hard,but realised it was real
He :You just listen to my story and then I will let you go off
Me :Thinking it was a good deal.. Please tell me fast since I sleep off early.Its
already 1030 pm
He : Our family was in TN,a sort of cursed family.We would be leading a very
normal life .But between certain period in the nights,we turn into a Rattha
kaatteri,ie the blood sucking urge increases.So during that period we isolate
ourselves from everybody,in particular women. Even from our wives we used to
hide this fact and stay away on some pretext or other.Because once we drank
the blood from the neck of the women,thats it.. both of us are turned into the
RATTHA KATTERI (!!)and then we can no more lead the normal life .
It So happened one day, while playing, my son accidentally had turned the
clock couple of hours backward. Without realising it,I was talking with my
wife.The clock was showing only 9 PM, but my urge was overpowering me.And then
it was fate,both of us joined the clan .
(I could hear the distant clock chime 11 timesindicating it was well past my
sleep time).

Thats how I became one..Thats my story,said the old man...

Me :(I pretended I sympathised with him) I have heared your story,Please allow me
to leave.By the way when will you ever get beyond this stage and reach
heaven (orhell I thought to myself )
He : Take care of yourself and be very careful of whatever I told you,especially
the time and your wife.
Me :What the hell this man (KOLLIVAI PISASU)talking.Enna sollareenga.(what are u
saying)
HE : Onnumillepa.(Nothing )If I narrated my story to a man sitting on tomb
stone ,on a MOONDRAM PIRAI,between 10pm and midnight ,I would be off this
world for good,leaving the family curse to the person who listened to it.It
happened to be you.You seem to be a nice person.Be careful at home too.Never
stay with your wife from 10pm till 2minutes past midnight.You may get the urge
and then you know what happens....



Saying this he just vanished into the thin air


Me : yoooov....yoooov...yooov




CU

PS..I request Makkal (PEOPLE ) to be careful on MOONDRAM PIRAI nights !!I understand,the clan is widely spread,deep rooted and very difficult to identify except at.....

93 comments:

வேதா said...

ஏன்? ஏன் ? இப்படி தொடர்ந்து பேய் கதையா எழுதறீங்க முதல்ல உங்க ப்ளாக்குக்கு ஒரு மந்திரவாதியை கூட்டிட்டு வந்து பேய் ஓட்டணும் :) இத நேத்து ராத்திரி வேற உட்கார்ந்து படிச்சேன் பின்னூட்டமிட பயமா இருந்தது அதான் இப்ப போடறேன் :D

m.flowerr said...

haha....good one as always! but am curious to know, why are your posts revolving around ghosts and cosmic energy???
curiosity you see..

Compassion Unlimitted said...

வேதா,
Boni..thank you thank you..Sundal irukko illiyo..Pongal nichhayam
Night reply En bayam..utkaarnthu irudhadhu chair a illai Stone a ?..lol
Going to kerala for couple of days.Will look for a good Taanthri..lol
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@m.flowerr
You see cancerians have no other business but to keep dreaming.I am a perfect example of this!!!As usual,a fib ..lol
Ok will ensure next one is faaar away from Ghosts..You see Vedha (Previous Comment )has given a suggestion to see a Taanthrik..I am rushing to Kerala on Sunday..Lol
TC
CU

Prats said...

heheh...moondram pirai??? amaavasya free thane??

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Prats
Hmmm...Hope so..try your luck.But,just be cautious on Amavashya too..lol
TC
CU

PurpleHeart said...

I agree with Veda !! U seem to have a flair for spooky stories. Romba dhairyama manase theethittu thaan unga post-e padikkanum.

Veda...Nice comment ! :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@PurpleHeart
Vaanga..Athan Vedha madam,m.flowerr,ungaloda elloroda recommendation la odaren Keralakku,Thanthri ya paakka

Only thing I should not get one PEI there !!Then next story will be ready..lol
TC
CU

Sandhya said...

Hi,

Please tell me is it a story or a real incident??????????

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Sandhya,
If I tell I will be in a major problem.So I better dont tell whats the truth !!
TC
CU

Joy said...

hey CU,

would like to try on moondram pirai...any suggestions?? Since u have the experience...loll

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Joy
Hmmm...Vidhi yaarai vittadhu(destiny will never leave one)
Carry on with a thick scarf around your neck !!!
Your next blog should be on that experience !!!!
TC
CU

Joy said...

Forgot to ask 1 more thing.. If i read ur blog on a moondram pirai night around 10.30 to midnight, will i too become a kollivai pisasu? And wont u get ur promotion too?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Joy
Good, your keenness to become a kollivai pisasau ( if you are not already one !)is well taken.

Yes ,please read the story on the stipulated time and day.But dont forget the Tomb stone ,which should bear your weight !!

And regarding you becoming one,I will strongly recommend in the next CLAN meeting that you get a double promotion and become a KOLLIVAI PISASU instead of the normal ptotocol of becoming a RATTHA KAATERI


Vida mattengaraangappa !!
TC
CU

Sandhya said...

Hi

If this is real, then its too scary. If i'll b at ur place, surely i'll be at Heaven!!!!

n if this is hypothetical situation, its vry good. U always are amzing in narrating stories.

Keep it up.

Sudhakar said...

Varumbothe payam urutarai.Eppa nan pesittu irukkaradu ala illai...boohooo!!!!....
Nice imagination.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Sandhya
Thanks for your confusion !!!
As mentioned elsewhere//If I tell I will be in a major problem.So I better dont tell whats the truth !!
//

So plzzzz keep guessing

TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Sudhakar
This message of yours will be passed on to the clan!!!lol
Their decision as to what to do with you will be final

TC
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Ziah said...

I'm definitely staying away from you.. moondram pirai nights!! :)

Sorry for not commenting.. I have been reading ur amazing stories though.. you'll find all my explanations and you're new task on my new post.. plz go see my blog (I tagged you!!):)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ziah,
So thats the secret is it..never seeing you around here..so was wondering..whats this new technique !! reading the blog here and leaving comments elsewhere..nice idea too..i have no choice but to visit your site then !! lol

TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@
Ziah

You too Ziah..Tagged me..Now four others have come to the same conclusion that this old man should not allow others to be in peace or in one piece..

Anyhow I have been requesting everyone who tagged me to pose ten questions so that I could answer at least SEVEN..Habits die hard even after decades away from school..they have meticulously trained us on choices..

Looking forward to the 10 bullets from you so that I can bite them before going on a SABATICAL

TC

CU

venus66 said...

Wow! A good one. Very real for me. Really happened? Thank you CU. Tc.

c e e d y said...

are you phantom - a ghost who walks??? nice story - you dont need to see a tantrik - see some script writer and make movies :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@venus66
Thanks for passing by venus..Hope its not real donno for sure but !!
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Compassion Unlimitted said...

@c e e d y
Reminding me good old days when I used to drown into comics.A great fan of Phantom too !!
The guy who handed over the Baton was a movie producer..Donno if he produced a movie out of his experience before he came to KUDAAL !!
Me happy happy churning out yarns !!

TC
CU

Adorable Pancreas said...

The guy sure didn't have much of an imagination.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Adorable Pancreas
Hi,Thanks for passing by and of course the comments !!
TC
CU

sirpy said...

You could have told him about your Optical Emission Spectrometer and ruined his last few minutes on earth. Poor fellow; he would never even have dared to tell you anything in the first place.

Preethi said...

As usual... good read!!! I was actually laughing through it unfortunately... but really, why so many spooky tales???

anits said...

haha good title moondram pirai..interesting post!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@sirpy
Hmm..great idea but a little too late..psssst..dont gives this idea to others (for obvious reasons )
Thanks for passing by..first time I guess and welcome
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preethi
Hi..You too Preethi..next one NON SPOOKY..assured..bear with this!!Fun is part of life and me and it gets introduced even in the saddest story i try to ink..Nice to know you enjoyed it
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@anits
Hi.Long time.nice to know you enjoyed it..keep passing by
Tc
CU

Thinking aloud said...

heh...heh...why this sudden fascination with ghosts and vampires...u must be watching too many ghost flicks!!! :))

i guess a guesthouse in a backward area will give rise to ghostly thoughts...bhoot bangla :))

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Thinking aloud
Bhoots and we always coexist isnt it..so one day realised,why so many blogs just on us and why not some on our friendly neighbours..thats all..lol
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sahasra said...

Nice Post,I read ur post at 12:12am midnite on a rainy day which made me scary all nite.I had got up now and then to see my husband!!!

Just kiddin'

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@sahasra
That was a good one..But you read it past midnite!!Is it a cause for worry..Did you check if you were sitting on a chair or a stone!!
I think your hubby is going to give me harsh mail for posting such yarns..lol
Thanks for coming
TC
CU

The Artist said...

A ghost story again! really spooky one.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@The Artist
Welcome Artist..Hope your brush strokes dont get influenced by this ..lol
TC
CU

Bungi said...

கொள்ளிவாய் பிசாசை பற்றி பேசியபோது பொன்னியின் செல்வன் படித்த நியாபகம்.
நகைச்சுவையாய் இருந்தது. :-)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Bungi
aahhaaa...endha story( or Kaaviyamnu sollalaamo !) oda ennoda petthalgalai sekkureenga..pul arikkudhu.

Ponniyan selvan ethhanai murai paditthalum alukkade !
thanks Bungi for passing by!
TC
CU

Honey Bee said...

He he heeeeeeeee.. You are Tagged

Honey Bee said...

What is this? Orey Pei Kadhaiya illa irukku? Peikkum Boodhathukkum Vitta korai thotta korai uravu innum irukka enna? ( Naan boothamnnu sonnadhu ungala nenaicha.........sorry i cant help it)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Honey Bee
vitta korai thotta korai ellam nanna purijudhu..Honey bee vandhu ippadiya sting kudukkaradhu enakku..
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Honey Bee
You too HONEY BEE..Tagged me..Now five others have come to the same conclusion that this old man should not allow others to be in peace or in one piece..

Anyhow I have been requesting everyone who tagged me to pose ten questions so that I could answer at least SEVEN..Habits die hard even after decades away from school..they have meticulously trained us on choices..

Looking forward to the 10 bullets from you so that I can bite them before going on a SABATICAL

Questions PLZZZ

TC
CU

Gayatri said...

oh my good lord.. :| please tell me this is just a story and not real.. :|

ghosts and lizards are the only thing that scares the bejuses out of me.. :|

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

:O Ipdi ellam scary post potta naa vara maten inga :P

Nite kanavu pei bootham ellam vantha :O yaru pakratham!

Nice write up though! :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Gayatri
Lord Labakkudas assures you that truth is the truth is the truth..now dont ask me which is the truth.
Ghosts and lizards..good you are not afraid of cockroaches..
First visit of yours here..thanks ..I dont want to scare you
Ellame reel
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ponnarasi Kothandaraman
Vaanga Princess..Romba naal achu indha pakkam vandhu..

Elloroda vendukolukku inanga computer ukkum veppilai adichidaren..kooda enakkum sethu

PEI ,PISASU ellam joot
Adhukku badhula neenga ellam vandha podhum..sariya..lol
TC
CU

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Total damage :))

Anyway ninga irukum bothu engala maari kuty kuty pesinga ellam ethuku ;)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

and also am nt knowing tht u r making any new post :-/ Athan late entry! :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ponnarasi Kothandaraman
Pisasula seniority ya madhikkira thai kulame vaazhga

TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ponnarasi Kothandaraman
Pudhu post podarennu eppadi sollaradhu puriyaliye..edachum vazhi irunda solli kodunga plzzz
TC
CU

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

En blog la oru feed iruku parunga..we can use that

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ponnarasi Kothandaraman

endha feeda copy pannanumnu solla vendaama .Mummurai vandhadhirku (so far)nandri
TC
CU

Nithya N said...

so how is your wife? ;P

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Nithya N
Nithyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ah

TC
CU

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

sir, as usual an attendance post :)

peai, boodhamaa? sari.. naan poi saami kumbittuttu veappilai vaangittu varean....

ri rite........

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Raghavan alias Saravanan M
Vaanga romba naal aachu..AAmmaam indha veppilai Ungalukku thane !!
TC
CU

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

aaha.. first tell me one thing. when did ur blog got officially approved from AAVIGAL ULAGAM? :P

deserves and appears to be so! lol.

No matter what, the way you narrate attract the audiences CU. That's when you get more visitors too!

Keep going :)

Naan bayappadala..u know why? naan thaan ungakooda romba naala peasraenae.. so its not new to me to create any difference :)

[me the escapeeeeeeeeee]

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

//Vaanga romba naal aachu..//

enngana ipdi solliputeega? idhukku munnadi thaane oru post kku vandhu aajar aanean! marandhutteangala? konjam neenga inimea manushangalodayum peasavum pls! lol.

//AAmmaam indha veppilai Ungalukku thane !!//

endha veppilai? i don't even have a kariveppilai for cooking u know? :P

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

sari.. few things...

(i) all the best for ur kerala trip! [may u get thantri or yet another KP/KVP/RK etc., better Kandha Sashti Kavasam padichuttea ponga if u have a belief]

(ii) expected bit more info on your optical emission Spectrometer :( enakku thaniyaa sollunga pls if u feel like it may be boring others na...

(iii) namma kadhai part 3 pottutean. link ingae -> http://kavithaikealungal.blogspot.com/2007/11/kanaa-kaanum-kaalangal-3.html

(iv) can i have you in my mailing list to whom i manually update soon after i post an entry?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Raghavan alias Saravanan M
Hmm...nalla kadhai sollara (vidara !!) Thatha nu sollamal sollitteenga.(Old men can tell nice stories ).
Its nice many people are visiting,and that too when I find them from a very young group ,like you,I feel more thrilled.
Neraya makkal varanga,manadhirku niraivu.

Memory loss is an old age problem.Forgot to scroll back to see if you were already there.

Veppilai,karuveppilai pirachinaiya..Pizza la vaazhkai odutha..
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

//Kandha Sashti Kavasam padichuttea ponga if u have a belief]//
Belief nareya irukku saamiyov

Part 3 avasiyam poi padikkiren

//
can i have you in my mailing list //

Appadinakka enna....vilakkam thevai
Do you want me added so that when you launch a posting I will get an Intimation.If so no problem

TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Raghavan alias Saravanan M
OPTICAL EMISSION SPECTROMETER !!OH, as soon as i find it out from that guy who went to KUDAAL,Ratnagiri,I will let you know.Please bear with me till then.LOL
TC
CU

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...
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Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

//Belief nareya irukku saamiyov//

Thats great and nice to hear!

//Part 3 avasiyam poi padikkiren//

Nandri hai :)

//Do you want me added so that when you launch a posting I will get an Intimation.If so no problem
//

Same pinch :) correct a sollitteengale neengalea! :P Thank you.

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

//as i find it out from that guy who went to KUDAAL,Ratnagiri,I will let you know.Please bear with me till then//

aaha.. appa main matter weak aa? building strong.. basement thaan weak! lol :P sure. take ur time..

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

//I find them from a very young group ,like you,I feel more thrilled.//
Hope it does not have any ulkuthu! :)

//Neraya makkal varanga,manadhirku niraivu.//

Magizhchi. pleasure is all ours too! (representing all the visitors of ur blog.. lol)

//Memory loss is an old age problem.Forgot to scroll back to see if you were already there.//

Vallaarai Keerai saapidavum pls :)

//Veppilai,karuveppilai pirachinaiya..Pizza la vaazhkai odutha..//

cha cha.. i said i m cooking boss..:) pinna epdi pizza varum vaazhkaila? adhukka pizzava eanga vittruvoma? appappa oru kai paathidarathu adhaiyum!

enna pandrathu.. bachelor life :)

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Feed nu irukey..Orange and red colorla ... Atha u have 2 enable

phoenix said...

its way past midnight and i am reading this...and honestly i couldnt help the chill running down my spine....great writing...

Mystery said...

soo scary...kadavle ungalallugu vera topic eh kidaikalaya..:)
avlo taste ah va irrukkum blood?
i guess we should warn ur wife about this...;)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ponnarasi Kothandaraman
Thanks Princess..innum konjam vilakkam thevai..step by step konjam solli thara mudiyuma,eppadi enable pannanumnu !Sorry avvalavudhan inga masala !
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@phoenix
Hi kemon aacho.Porikka kemon chilo !This was just to help you to kaap awake in the nights for your exams !!
Thanks for passing by.

TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Mystery
Adaada Blood taste theriyaada ungalukku..enakkum theriyaadu.

After getting firing from so many people its time I should change topic to something different.
Unfortunately the head of mine again and again goes back to similar topics..perhaps they are closer to my heart or NECK !!
TC
CU

DHIVYA ARASAPPAN said...

Good one! You've gotta good imagination (That's hoping this didnt really happen) :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@DHIVYA ARASAPPAN
thanks Dhivya for your first visit here and of course your comments.I will not lie.But I donno if this story is true!!
Keep passing by
Tc
CU

Aarthi said...

OMG!!!
I said this for 2 reasons
1.You have gr8 imagination..esp abt ghosts..
2.77 comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I have never seen this count before....are u still thinking abt quitting??

Vishnupriya Janardhanan said...

lol. . . .Hey what if u removed all your teeth?That would keep u safe wudnt it?:P

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aarthi
What if I say they are not imagination but TRUTHS..lol now dont get panicky.
Quitting..you have set me thinking
Number of hits..I remember during younger days,there used to be a big crowd sitting next to my grandfather and listen to his stories.
now two things from my side
1) History repeats itself as perhaps approaching that age !

2) genetically confirmed I am carrying on the tradition of story telling !!
Tc
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vishnupriya Janardhanan
Good idea..The next posting is on the story of missing teeth
lol
TC
CU

Swati Goel said...

phew!! a hair raising story!!

Swati said...

a hair raising story!!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Swati Goel
Hi..Examinations every where here..just thought will keep everyone awake !!

TC
CU

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

enna kaanumey unga page la na sonathu.. :) Busy 2 do tht? :) Got the offline??

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@ P K
Travell a irukken.Chennaikku 8 th Dec vandhavudan seyyaren..unga off line kidakkaliye..Ennoda Yahoo id kku anuppina better..plzz innoru murai anuppa mudiyuma..tks
TC
CU

Vanjula said...

Pinreenga pongA!! wow.. what a story.. I love ghost stories and u spin great ones..:)) ezuthikitte erunga..

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vanjula

Vaanga Vaanga..enga ippadi maasa kanakkula kaanaama poidureenga !!
Nalam dhane ?
TC
CU

Vanjula said...

ammam sir.. konjam defense velai ellam erunthuthu.. completed my graduate degree 2 weeks ago.. athan antha aftershock and holidaying..:))) actually the latest post was very interesting too.. do you speak Japanese> I was actually wanting to learning the language?> ethavathu suggestions?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vanjula
Vaango..Endha oorla holiday..Pettai pakkam vandhu etthanai naal aachu ?
Japanese knowledge survival level than..katthukardhu easy ..because grammer same than.Athuvum unga maadhiri padippaligalukku romba easya than irukkum..
TC
CU

UL said...

Goodness, you sure gave me the chills -thank goodness that was a story, was it not? :)

Thanks

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Hi
Welcome..after a long time you are here..Who said it is a story..lol
TC
CU

preetilata said...

hey thnx 4 ur commnt. u still can play PIF with me. its just that u have 2 leave a commnt thr saying "i accpt". if u wnt i will be happy 2 ply with u.
tk cr
:) :) :)