Here is history of Modhagam – true Tamil sweet delicacy. Which predates Pillayar in Tamil lit.
The post details all legends of Indra Aaram….The crown jewel gifted by Indra to the Pandya.
Did Valentines day originate in Tamil Nadu?
The love poems of Sangam have made inroads into religion. The two best examples one can give is that of Kambaramayanam and Kanthapuranam. The Murugan- Valli love episode of Kasiappasivachariyar’s Kanthapuranam is straight lift from a few Sangam love themes(it would take me a separate blog to point this out to the readers..hope I do a blog on this topic soon!). In this essay I would like to go into Theme of Love making in Sangam literature and its parallel in Religious poetry and philosophy.
Love making and Religion …parallels? is it possible? well you have to read through this essay,
This is a very special occasion for me. The 100th post of Karka Nirka blog. And I have decided to give a treat to all my readers. Hence a guest post and there no better person to write on this Blog than Dr. N.Kannan. Dr.Kannan is the Director of Tamil Heritage Foundation and also a poet and an author(http://www.e-mozi.com/articles/biosketch.html , http://freenet-homepage.de/bliss/bio_english.html) . To me he is one important person associated with this blog indirectly. I post my blogs in MinTamil group where Dr.Kannan is a moderator. When I started posting in MinTamil at times I would get brilliant insights from Dr.Kannan which never occured to me from Dr.Kannan. He and other members in MinTamil have posted valuable comments and reviews on the post and have encouraged me to write more on Sangam Tamil. I couldn’t find any better person than Dr.Kannan to be the person to be part of my 100th post. Dr.Kannan asked me wether he could write in Tamil and I gleefuly accepted since I thought atleast the 100th post in a blog which speaks the greatness of Tamil to be in Tamil. For non Tamil readers, I will translate this work soon.
Finally I would like to thank Dr.Kannan for accepting to write a guest post for me in his very busy schedule.
This one of the master piece in Tamil Literature. A beautiful poem describing beauty of a women. Kovalan on his wedding night with Kannagi, describes her beauty. Must read for anyone whether you know Tamil or not.
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As I always say Silapadigaram is one of the most poetical epics you can ever read. Though Silapadikaram has lot … More
வையமும், சிவிகையும், மணிக் கால் அமளியும், உய்யானத்தின் உறு துணை மகிழ்ச்சியும், சாமரைக் கவரியும், தமனிய அடைப்பையும், கூர் நுனை வாளும், கோமகன் கொடுப்ப; பெற்ற செல்வம் … More
I will first start with the poem and its translation. குறுந்தொகை 31 மள்ளர் குழீஇய விழவி னானும் மகளிர் தழீஇய துணங்கை யானும் … More
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