Pale eyes – Ainkurunooru 264


This poem is the fourth poem of series of 10 poems from Ainkurunooru with reference to wild boar. These poems  by Kapilar speak of love and separation. ஐங்குறுநூறு 264, கபிலர், குறிஞ்சித் திணை – தோழி தலைவனிடம் சொன்னது இளம் பிறையன்ன கோட்ட கேழல், களங்கனியன்ன பெண்பால் புணரும், அயம் திகழ் சிலம்ப! கண்டிகும், பயந்தன மாதோ, நீ நயந்தோள் கண்ணே. Ainkurunūru 264, Kapilar, Kurinji Thinai – What the... Continue Reading →

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Earliest reference of Krishna stealing clothes of Gopikas – Akam 59


Reading Sangam literature can always throw you some pleasant surprises. This is one of such surprise. Krishna stealing Gopika's dress while they were bathing in Yamuna, is absent in any of Sanskrit litertaure before 5th century and the earliest available literature for the theme is available only in Sangam literature. Below lines for Agananooru are the earliest available lines on this motif.

Sangam Comics 3- Its going to rain! Ainkurunooru 207


—————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Become Fan of Karka Nirka Blog in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karka-Nirka/353094691592 —————————————————————————————————————————————————— இனிய பொங்கல் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்! Happy pongal! Blogging after a year! My apologies! This is a comic I made nearly a year ago but didn't publish it due to certain issues. Since I have graduated from my MBA, I have no other excuse not to blog,... Continue Reading →

Lover’s curse and hen’s fate! Kurunthokai 107


—————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Become Fan of Karka Nirka Blog in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karka-Nirka/353094691592 ——————————————————————————————————————— How many times situtation like this would have happened in your life? Your are in a sweet dream and some one wakes you up and you curse them for ending your sweet dream. What if , in your dream you were enjoying wiht your... Continue Reading →

Sangam Comics Issues 2- Kurunthokai 117


—————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Become Fan of Karka Nirka Blog in Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karka-Nirka/353094691592 ——————————————————————————————————————— This is my second attempt at comic style explanation of poems. I didnt have an artist who could do these illusrations for me. Hence used google images to complete my idea. I wish to thank Mrs. Raji Subramani for the bangle photos. Reading the... Continue Reading →

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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