Give my bangles – Nachiyar Thirumozhi 8.5


Fifth 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). வான்கொண்டு கிளர்ந்தெழுந்த மாமுகில்காள் வேங்கடத்துத் தேன்கொண்ட மலர்ச்சிதறத் திரண்டேறிப் பொழிவீர்காள் ஊன்கொண்ட வள்ளுகிரால் இரணியனை யுடலிடந்தான் தான்கொண்ட... Continue Reading →

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Flood of Passion – Kurunthokai 99


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.

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.

What can you do? Sivavakkiyam 6


Transient nature of life becomes the theme of Sivavakkiyar's poem here. Sivavakkiyar is considered to be one of the greatest Shidda poets along side Thirumoolar and Pattinathar. His poems questions Hindu religious structure, Brahmanical supremacy, idol worship, authority of Vedas and Agamas, caste systems. He has written around 520 poems. Below poem questions the madness of love and love for oneself/body.

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 →

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