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    Talking The Legendary Lungi....

    The Funniest description,EVER,of a LUNGI..LAUGH YOUR HEART OUT!!!!

    (With due apologies to all keralites, the article reproduced below is well written, enjoy.)


    The Legendary Lungi



    Just as the national bird of Kerala is Mosquito, her national dress is 'Lungi'. Pronounced as 'Lu' as in loo and 'ngi ' as in 'mongey', a lungi can be identified by itsfloral or window-curtain pattern. 'Mundu' is the white variation of lungi and is worn on special Occasions like hartal or bandh days, weddings and Onam.

    Lungi is simple and 'down to earth' like the mallu wearing it. Lungi is the beginning and the end of evolution in its category. Wearing something on the top half of your body is optional when you are wearing a lungi. Lungi is a strategic dress. It's like a one-size-fits-all bottoms for Keralites.

    The technique of wearing a lungi/mundu is passed on from generation to generation through word of mouth like the British Constitution. If you think it is an easy task wearing it, just try it once! It requires techniques like breath control and yoga that is a notch higher than sudarshan kriya of AOL. A lungi/mundu when perfectly worn won't come off even in a quake of 8 on the richter scale. A lungi is not attached to the waist using duct tape, staple, rope or velcro. It's a bit of mallu magic,whose formula is a closely guarded secret like the Coca Cola chemicals.


    A lungi can be worn 'Full Mast' or 'Half Mast' like a national flag. A 'Full Mast' lungi is when you are showing respect to an elderly or the dead. Wearing it at full mast has lots of disadvantages. A major disadvantage is when a dog runs after you. When you are wearing a lungi/mundu at full mast, the advantage is mainly for the female onlookers who are spared the ordeal of swooning at the sight of hairy legs.

    Wearing a lungi 'Half Mast' is when you wear it exposing yourself like those C grade movie starlets. A mallu can play cricket, football or simbly run when the lungi is worn at half mast. A mallu can even climb a coconut tree wearing lungi in half mast. "It's not good manners, especially for ladies from decent families, to look up at a mallu climbing a coconuttree"- Confucius (or is it Abdul Kalam?)


    Most mallus do the traditional dance kudiyattam. Kudi means drinking alcohol and yattam, spelled as aattam, means random movement of the male body. Note that 'y' is silent. When you are drinking, you drink, there is no 'y'. Any alcohol related "festival" can be enjoyed to the maximum when you are topless with lungi and a towel tied around the head. "Half mast lungi makes it easy to dance and shake legs" says Candelaria Amaranto, a Salsa teacher from Spain after watching 'kudiyaattam' .

    The 'Lungi Wearing Mallu Union' [LUWMU, pronounced LOVE MU], an NGO which works towards the 'upliftment' of the lungi, strongly disapprove of the GenNext tendency of wearing Bermudas under the lungi. Bermudas under the lungi is a conspiracy by the CIA. It's a disgrace to see a person wearing burmuda with corporate logos under his lungi. What they don't know is how much these corporates are limiting their freedom of movement and expression.

    A mallu wears lungi round the year, all weather, all season. A mallu celebrates winter by wearing a colourful lungi with a floral pattern. Lungi provides goodventilation and brings down the heat between legs. A mallu is scared of global warming more than anyone else in the world.

    A lungi/mundu can be worn any time of the day/night. It doubles as blanket at night. It also doubles up as a swing, swimwear, sleeping bag, parachute, facemask while entering/exiting toddy shops, shopping basket and water filter while fishing in ponds and rivers. It also has recreational uses like in 'Lungi/mundu pulling', a pastime in households having more than one male member. Lungi pulling competitions are held outside toddyshops all over Kerala during Onam and Vishu. When these lungis are decommissioned from service, they become table cloths.

    Thus the humble lungi is a cradle to grave appendage.


    Even though usage of Lungi originated in Kerala ,it has been accepted & used in most parts of India.

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    A mallu wears lungi round the year, all weather, all season

    nice find....

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    Very informative with great sense of humor.
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    nice share ...
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    awesome!1 very funny!!! lungi is mallu national dress!!!


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    i did my engineering in college wher 60% were malayali people--

    one day all guys --mallus decided to wera lungi---

    hum gals were soo embarassed to see them like that---


    lungi was folded too-- like mini---


    then watch man chased them out of agtes--

    mallu guys r daring!!

    mallu ki jai!!
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    Wink nw data a funny incident...

    ...cant stop laffing....!!!
    mallu nationa dress...LUNGI...MUNDU....
    n d best stance is their mini-skirty-LUNGI!!!
    anekta mein bhi ekta...lungi ki visheshta!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo_shrek View Post
    ...cant stop laffing....!!!
    mallu nationa dress...LUNGI...MUNDU....
    n d best stance is their mini-skirty-LUNGI!!!
    anekta mein bhi ekta...lungi ki visheshta!!!
    rep++++++++++++++++ very funny

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    I Might b the reasOn ov Global warming ... U know em HOT

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    nice

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