HOW MANY POEMS ARE IN SANGAM TAMIL LITERATURE? (Post No.9247)

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Post No. 9247

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NUMBER OF TAMIL POEMS IN 18 SANGAM BOOKS (EIGHT ANTHOLOGIES AND TEN SONGS – 2381 POEMS.

OF THESE 103 POEMS WERE ANONYMOUS.

EIGHT ANTHOLOGIES – ETTUTH THOKAI

TEN LONG SONGS –  PATHTHUP PAATTU

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HOW MANY POETS IN EACH BOOK?

BIRDS MISTOOK THE EAR ORNAMENTS LEFT BY BATHING GIRLS AS THEIR PREY AND LANDED ON THE YUPA PILLARS OF BRAHMINS DOING FIRE SACRIFICE. THOSE BIRDS LOOKD LIKE YAVANA LAMPS.

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IN THE POST SANGAM EPICS SUCH AS SILAPPADIKARAM AND MANIMEKALAI THERE ARE MORE REFRENCES TO YAVANAS.

–SUBHAM–

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