Burning Eye- Kurunthokai 4- Audio recording

Kurunthokai 4


Thalaivi is seperated from thalaivan hence she utters this poem.


நோம், என் நெஞ்சே; நோம், என் நெஞ்சே;

இமை தீய்ப்பன்ன கண்ணீர் தாங்கி,

அமைதற்கு அமைந்த நம் காதலர்

அமைவு இலர் ஆகுதல், நோம், என் நெஞ்சே.

பிரிவிடை ”ஆற்றாள்” எனக் கவன்ற தோழிக்குக் கிழத்தி உரைத்தது. – காமஞ்சேர் குளத்தார்

99 Tamil flowers- Kurunjipaatu – Methodology and Reference


•The identifications are based on my Paper ‘Kuṟiñcippāṭṭu and 99 flowers’.

•Identifications of P.L.Sami were compared with identification of  Tamil Lexicon, Institute of Asian Studies, Naccinarkiniyar commentary and Identification of other scholars.

•Based on the identification images were found primarily from Flowers of India, BIOTIK, Dinesh Valke photo stream and Wikipedia.

•Other images were obtained through google image search


•Sarathy, Palaniappan Vairam ‘Kuṟiñcippāṭṭu and 99 flowers’, awaiting publication

•Sami, P.L.  ‘Plant names in Kuṟiñcippāṭṭu, Journal of Tamil Studies’-  September 1972, 78-103.

•Marr, J.R. ‘An Examination of Some Plant-Names and Identities in India’, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, No. 1 (1972 •Sivathamby, K. ‘Early South Indian Society and Economy: The Tinai Concept, Social Scientist’, Dec., 1974, vol. 3, no. 5, p. 20-37

•Francis, Jr., ‘Peter Plants as Human Adornment in India’, Economic Botany, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Apr. – Jun., 1984)

•Seth, M. K. ‘Ornamental use Trees and Their Economic Importance’ pg 327

•Mehra, K. L. Kanodia, K. C. Srivastava, R. N. ‘Folk Uses of Plants for Adornment in India’,  Economic Botany, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Jan. – Mar., 1975), pp. 39-46

•Pattuppāṭṭu. With commentary by nacciṉārkkiṉiyar, edited by U.V.Swaminathan Iyer. Tamil University,1986.

Online Reference:








For further study on each of 99 flowers – Photo Source and Further study

Full Series


Please post your comments.

Follow me in twitter http://twitter.com/vairam

Link to my orkut community http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=49797549

Subscribe Karkanirka


Stumble It!