Earliest reference of Krishna stealing clothes of Gopikas – Akam 59


Reading Sangam literature can always throw you some pleasant surprises. This is one of such surprise. Krishna stealing Gopika’s dress while they were bathing in Yamuna, is absent in any of Sanskrit litertaure before 5th century and the earliest available literature for the theme is available only in Sangam literature. Below lines for Agananooru are the earliest available lines on this motif.

Seperation of lovers – Krishna stealing clothes of Gopikas – Murgan in Thiruparankundram – Akam 59


This poem is one of the most important poems in Sangam literature. Though this is the kind of Sangam poem I … More

Sangam love – Tamil cinema love


This posts explores various themes in love poems of Sangam literature and presents few movie situations which are very similar to these themes.

Girl with love sickness mocking the priest of Murugan


This post deals with love sickness of women. I have collected various poems on love sickness and their translations from … More