Plight of the front door – Muttollayiram 2


Shades of love moves on love and despair of young girls who see their king on procession (Ula) and fall deeply in love with him! தாயர் அடைப்ப மகளிர் திறந்திடத் தேயத் திரிந்த குடுமியவே – ஆய்மலர் வண்டுலாஅங் கண்ணி வயமான்தேர்க் கோதையை கண்டுலாஅம் வீதிக் கதவு All the front doors bore the brunt and their hinges were worn out After... Continue Reading →

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Embrace him everyday – Nachiyar Thirumozhi 8.4


Fourth of the ten poems from Nachiyar Thirumozhi – Vin Neela Mellappu (sky blue cloth). Love theme of Sangam transformed into love between a human soul and the divine.  Here Andal sends the could as her messenger to Mal of Vengadam (Thirupathi). மின்னாகத் தெழுகின்ற மேகங்காள் வேங்கடத்துத் தன்னாகத் திருமங்கை தங்கியசீர் மார்வற்கு என்னாகத் திளங்கொங்கை விரும்பித்தாம் நாடோறும் பொன்னாகம்... Continue Reading →

Southern Breeze – Nachiyar Thirumozhi 8.2


Second of the ten poems from Nachiyar Thirumozhi – Vin Neela Mellappu (sky blue cloth). Love theme of Sangam transformed into love between a human soul and the divine.  Here Andal sends the could as her messenger to Mal of Vengadama (Thirupathi). மாமுத்த நிதிசொரியும் மாமுகில்காள் வேங்கடத்துச் சாமத்தின் நிறங்கொண்ட தாடாளன் வார்த்தையென்னே காமத்தீ யுள்புகுந்து கதுவப்பட்டு இடைக்கங்குல் ஏமத்தோர்... Continue Reading →

World of Two lovers – Kurunthokai 57


Beautiful love poem from the ancient Tamils. One more example why Tamil love literature is considered to be classic across the world. The poem talks about how for lovers they get isolated and the whole world become each other when they are in love. Separation is a fear which they want to escape. The pain of separation is greater than death to these lovers.

Men are always the same! Narrinai 226


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.

Curd, Kuzhambu and a Minute Smile – Kurunthokai 167


The situation is like this, the Thalaivan and Thalaivi have fallen in love and without parents conset they have eloped and married. So after few days the gals parents miss her and send the foster mother to check out if the girl is doing well. The foster mother goes to Thalaivi's place and observes her and reports back to their parents. So this situation usually results in poem of how the young girl has taken up responsibility of running the family and how she does really well even though she is young and used to luxurious conditions in her parents home. Here is one poem where the foster mother recounts her observations to Thalaivi's mother.

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