BULL BAITING AND ŚRĪ KṚṢṆA & IDENTIFICATION OF NAPPINNAI

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          We know that bull baiting is famous in Tamilnadu and the conqueror will be bestowed with daughter of the bull’s owner. The sport is called as Jallikkaṭṭu inTamil and the same is referred as Eṙu Taḹuval in the ancient Tamil literature. Such incident is seen from the story of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Harivaṃśa and Bhāgavata…

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MEANING OF THE WORDS SŪTA, MĀGADHA AND VĒTĀLIKA IN SANGHAM LITERATURE

          There are so many technical terms used in Sangham literature of Tamil. Some of the terms are understood in the light of commentaries only. Some of such terms are Sūta, Māgadha and Vē(ai)tālika. Madhurai Kāñcī refers them as follows. cūtar vāḻtta mākatar nuvala vetāḽikarŏṭu nāḻikai icaippa imiḻmuracu iraṅka eṟumāṟu cilaippa (maturaikkāñci : 671-672)          …

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WAS TAMIL TAUGHT IN GHAṬIKĀ?

Ghaṭikā of Kāñcīpuram We know that Ghaṭikās were the educational institutions that were functional since the 3rd CE at Kāñcīpuram. The earliest epigraphic reference on these Ghaṭikās can be seen in Tāḷḷaguṇḍā pillar inscription from Shimoga district, Karnataka. The inscription belongs to Kakusthavarmā of Kadamba dynasty and it mentions about one of his ancestor, two…

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