Hero meets Heroine in festival…gives her gift and seduces her…. Kurunthokai 223
Shades of love moves on love and despair of young girls who see their king on procession (Ula) and fall … More
This poem is dedicated to the women and children who bare the brunt heavy office workload of their husbands. The poem which pretty much says Men being men worry more about wealth/career than family. Poem emphasizes ‘Men are like this’ as a sort proverb 2000 years ago.
Sangam poem which has very similar lyrics to oodha color ribbon song – read it and be surprised!
Three Tamil cinema songs inspired one Tamil Sangam poem.One of the most famous Sangam poems – Red earth and pouring rain.
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.
Every time I come across the visual imagery of the Sangam poems , I am awestruck by the brilliance of the poet. They are able connect the nature and the acts in the day to day life, which we can never think of. The beauty of all these imagery (other than being such delightfully) are situational. Imagery used in each poem has some connection to the mood of the poem.
The poem I am about to discuss has a beautiful visual imagery and also throws light into the custom of the Ancient Tamils.
New attempt of explaining a poem through a set of pictures….
136. குறிஞ்சி – தலைவன் கூற்று காமங் காமம் என்ப காமம் அணங்கும் பிணியும் அன்றே நுணங்கிக் கடுத்தலுந் தணிதலும் இன்றே யானை குளகுமென் றாள்மதம் போலப் … More
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 poem is one most interesting themes of the Akam poetry. In this theme the Hero who is being denied access to meet his lady love , threatens the friend of the lover that he has already made love to her and knows all secrets if her and would expose this secret to every one if the he wasn’t granted access to his lover.
This Poem sung by the young girl says why she wont stop her love affair with her sweet heart in fear of gossip and scandal.