Showing posts with label Shilappadigaram. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shilappadigaram. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is The Manimegalai?


 Manimegalai is a Tamil epic poem composed as a sequel to "The Jeweled Anklet" (Shilappadigaram), linking the characters from the prior play.

The novel revolves on a young lady called Manimegalai, who, despite being courted by the local prince, decides to become a Buddhist nun.

Manimegalai engages in several disputes with individuals of various religious traditions, providing a picture of religious life in sixth-century southern India.


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Hinduism - Who Was Ilangovadigal? What Is The Central Theme Of The Epic Tamil Poem, 'Shilappadigaram'?

 

Ilangovadigal is a poet who is known for writing the Tamil epic poem Shilappadigaram ("The Jeweled Anklet").

The poem emphasizes numerous significant issues in Hindu culture, including the necessity for monarchs to be just in their judgements and the power a lady gains by devotion to her husband.

Kannaki and Kovalan, a young couple, are the poem's major protagonists.

When Kovalan is killed due to a tragic misunderstanding, his wife Kannaki pronounces a curse on Madurai, which causes many inhabitants to perish until Kannaki retracts it at Madurai's patron goddess's request.

Ilangovadigal is thought to have lived in the first or second century C.E., a timeframe that renders his authorship unlikely since the poem was most likely written decades later. 


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