ஆத்திச்சூடி # 16: சனி நீராடு (sa-ni nEE-rAA-du)
Translation: Take a special shower on Saturdays.
Rumination: The term "சனி" means "Saturday" and "நீராடு" means "take bath." Literally, this maxim underscores the importance of taking special bath on Saturdays. For many, special bath may mean an oil-bath or a head-bath. Auvaiyar's penchant for cleanliness is amply evident in this maxim. A good shower not only relieves stress but can also provide ample opportunities for ruminating new ideas. Quality time at the showers is a luxury during weekdays. Hence the maxim's reference to Saturdays. And celebrate the coincidence of today being a Saturday as well.
Quotes: It is the height of luxury to sit in a hot bath and read about little birds. -- Lord Alfred Tennyson.