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.

Multi Layer poem- She troubles me – Kurunthokai 119


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The Tamil concept of Love, Love Making and Divinity


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,

Hero’s Blackmail- Kurunthokai 276


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.

From Sangam Literature to Vadivelu Comedy!


Two months ago I watched ‘Muniyandi Vilangiyal Moondramaandu’ movie. Though it was a crap movie, some thing really interested me. There … More

Contents of Thirukural


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Why should we learn about Rama? – Nammalvar


கற்பார் இராம பிரானையல்லால்மற்றும் கற்பரோ?, புற்பா முதலாப் புல்லெறும் பாதியொன் றின்றியே, நற்பால் அயோத்தியில் வாழும் சராசரம் முற்றவும், நற்பாலுக் குய்த்தனன் நான்முக னார்பெற்ற நாட்டுளே. (2) … More