Did Valentines day originate in Tamil Nadu?
Happy Pongal to all the readers. I was so guilty of not writing for so long that I have decided to write on this day special to Tamilians all around the world. Few months ago I came across this poem in a book 'Sips from the Sangam cup'. This song really shows the wisdom of the Tamil people 2000 years ago. This poem answers on basic doubt most youngsters have these days. So without giving much more buildup like Tamil action heroes I will proceed to the poem.
I have read at least around 300-400 Thirukkural verses in school. But not a single verse on Kamathupaal. So I decided to share the first chapter from Kaamathupaal. I can guarantee that it would be a surprise package for any one who hasn't read any verses from Kaamathupaal.
This poem is one of the most important poems in Sangam literature. Though this is the kind of Sangam poem I like with lot of comparisons and hidden meanings, this poem particularly interests me for some other reason. This poem contains interesting references to Krishna myths and Murugan’s adobe Thiruparankundram. 59. பாலை தண் கயத்து அமன்ற வண்டு படு துணை மலர்ப்... Continue Reading →
I came across this beautiful poem. When I was reading the commentry I understood the brilliant structure of this poem. So put in some effort to give the essence of the poem with a neat word to word translation.
——————————————————————————————————————————— Become Fan of Karka Nirka Blog in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karka-Nirka/353094691592 ——————————————————————————————————————————— This is one of my very old blogs. But when I researched through it once again I was in shock. This poem's imagery would never be properly documented. One word of hint on this poems imagery was given by Kamil Zvelebil in his Smile of... Continue Reading →
She is a different person in the night with her lover and total stranger in the morning when she is with her family!
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,