- Now that Kunnutaiya has two sons, a naming ceremony for them
is arranged. The daughter already had her ceremony years ago.
- The two sons are smart and full of energy. They soon ask their mother what animals the family has outside in the fields.
- The boys learn there are horses and they soon learn to ride them bareback!
- But Kunnutaiya himself is growing old. His wife Tamarai is
worried that their sons are not yet married. She can hardly eat.
- So Kunnutaiya and his wife call their sons. Both sons agree
to marry but vow that they will never physically touch their wives.
- The wedding takes place but it is strange. It happens far
from a village and there are no relatives present.
- Soon after the marriage the two wives are locked in their own
palace. Their husbands never visit.
- Now Kunnutaiya and Tamarai sense that the end is near. They
call their two sons before them.
- Kunnutaiya talks about how they must respect their neighbours
and their clansmen, how they should stay calm and not hold any old
- Tamarai speaks about their daughter Tangal. The two boys
need to show her respect and listen to her requests.
- The two brothers touch their parents’ feet and promise to
obey their instructions.
- Then Kunnutaiya and Tamarai quickly pass away. The three
children and the palace maids say their last goodbyes.
- Next the spirits that belong to the couple leave their
- Outside Yeman is ready. He will carry both these spirits
back to Lord Shiva’s Council Chambers high above.