Red Earth and Pouring Rain – Kurunthokai 40


Three Tamil cinema songs inspired one Tamil Sangam poem.One of the most famous Sangam poems - Red earth and pouring rain.

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The philosophy of love marriage – Kurunthokai 115


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.

Seperation of lovers – Krishna stealing clothes of Gopikas – Murgan in Thiruparankundram – Akam 59


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 →

Multi Layer poem- She troubles me – Kurunthokai 119


——————————————————————————————————————————— 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 →

Come fast! before my brothers! – Kurunthokai 123


Situation: The Thalaivan and Thalaivi have fallen in love. The have secret tryst with the help of the Thalaivi's friend (panki). Since this is a neythal poem , it has sea side settings. So the lovers decide to meet in the beaches near the punnai grooves. The Thalaivan comes to the place early and decides to hide in the grooves and watch the reaction of the Thalaivi. Thalaivi has seen thalaivan hiding and utters this poem to panki in a loud voice so that Thalaivan can here it.

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