Hero meets Heroine in festival…gives her gift and seduces her…. Kurunthokai 223
Back to Sangam literature. Another shade of love. குறுந்தொகை 359, பேயனார், மருதத் திணை – தோழி பாணரிடம் சொன்னது கண்டிசின் பாண பண்பு உடைத்து அம்ம மாலை விரிந்த … More
How Sangam literature saved Kalaingar Karunanithi’s political career 50 years ago!
Another gem from Auvviyar of Sangam age. A poet par excellence, most of us know her songs on Adhigaman Neduman Anci. In way some of her poems were prelude to hero build up songs in Tamil cinema. But the side most of us don’t know is the sensitive and mostly aggressive love poems. This a poem from a lover lorn Thalaivan’s point of view.
How to impress a girl? A note from 2000 year old poem!
Brahmins were respected for their negotiation skill during Sangam age and were valued as messengers. There is a puram poem where a Brahmin stopped war just thorugh his negotiation. He our hero who is full of love asks Brahmin messenger a crazy question. After all love makes a person crazy.
Poem on the feeling of Thalaivi due to her periods and the oncoming separation between Thalaivi and Thalaivan.
Simple poem which points out how men behave while in love and after marriage.
Describe Auvvaiyar – most likely answer, old women with stick who sang proverbs and was disciple of Murugan and Eesan. This is one of the greatest Myths which you can safely debunk. In one of my other post I have written how at least 3 poets existed in Tamil Nadu with name of Auvvaiyar. The first one was of Sangam Age. A poet par excellence, most of us know her songs on Adhigaman Neduman Anci. In way some of her poems were prelude to hero build up songs in Tamil cinema. But the side most of us don’t know is the sensitive and mostly aggressive love poems.
Probably one of the greatest visual imagery in Tamil literature. Any body who wants to understand the greatness of Sangam Tamil poets need to read the poem and see my visual representation. Nothing more to say from my end the picture would say the rest!
Poem on wedded love or arranged marriage… where they fight as kids but are inseparable as wedded couple..
Kurunthokai 4 Situation: Thalaivi is seperated from thalaivan hence she utters this poem. நெய்தல் நோம், என் நெஞ்சே; நோம், என் நெஞ்சே; … More