Silappathikaram, (Tamil: “The Jeweled Anklet”)also spelled Silappatikaram, the earliest epic poem in Tamil, written in the 5th–6th century ad by Prince Ilanko.

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Madurai was ruled by Pandya king Nedunj Cheliyan I. Kannagi Statute at Marina sea front, Chennai, unveiled during the International Tamil Conference “A unique feature of the Kannagi statue is that it was put up entirely with contributions from students all over the State. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Weak with loss of blood from her self-amputated breast, Kannagi struggled to a silapathikarsm outside the city, where after a few days she died, and was reunited with Kovalan in Heaven.

Berliner Indologische Studien, Berlin, Vol. Studies in the History of the Sangam Age. Thus have we seen in visions of the wise!. Kovalan was the son of a wealthy merchant of Vaishya community known as Nagarathar community [1] [2] [3] in Puharwho married Kannagi. Reflections on the Past, Perspectives for the Future.

At last, penniless, Kovalan realised his mistake and returned to his wife Kannagi. Although only a few of his works are still read,….

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It makes one of the great classics of Indian literature truly accessible in English. Listen you gods in heaven!


Ilango Adigal, the author of Silappatikaramprobably lived in this period and was one of the vast number of Jain and Buddhist authors in Tamil poetry. There have been multiple movies based on the story of Silappathikaram and the most famous is the portrayal of Kannagi by actress Kannamba in the movie Kannagi. The movie Poompuharpenned by M.

Always sound and intelligent, the translation often rises to the level of true poetry; it manages to convey the tone of an ancient and courtly work without losing the immediacy of the rhythms of contemporary English. However, at the request of Goddess Meenakshishe calmed down and later, attained salvation. Fine Arts in SilappathikAram Besides its emphasis on chastity and other moral codes, SilappathikAram is a veritable treasure of the art and culture of the Thamizh people.

The story of silappatikaram is set during the first few centuries of CE and narrates the events in the three Tamil kingdoms: Words and music have a special relationship, particularly in vocal music.

University of CalcuttaCalcutta review, VolumeLondon: This approach further enabled him to describe the nature of fine arts in vogue at the time in different parts of the three Thamizh Kingdoms. By silapathikaraj this site, you agree silapathimaram the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Filled with anger, boiling with rage, a woman who has lost her husband, an anklet of gold in her hand, is waiting at the gate. Chaste women of Madurai, listen to me!


Silappatikaram also occupies much of the screen time in the 15th and 16th episodes of the television series Bharat Ek Khoj. A Tamil epic film Kannagi directed by R. The Adyar Library Bulletin, Volumes Kannagi statue reinstated in Chennai Marina, 3 June Sikapathikaram there good men who cherish their children and guard them with care?

Silappatikaram has been dated to likely belong to the beginning of Common era, [6] although the author might have built upon a pre-existing folklore to spin this tale. Parthasarathy From the citation for the A. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Views Read Edit View history. The king possibly suffers a heart attack and collapses as he had uttered a false hasty judgement. Are there men here? The frustrations of KOvalan as tamiil left the shore and the return of MAdhavi to her own house, alone and dejected, are described below:. Mark Twain, American humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired international fame for….