Vol. 5 No. 1 (2023): Volume 5, Issue 1, Year 2023

The Concept of Prayer Song to God in Tamil Literature

Kasthuri M
Department of Tamil, Dharmamurthi Rao Bahadur Calavala Cunnan Chetty’s Hindu College, Pattabiram, Chennai-600072, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2022-12-01


  • Anangu,
  • Devotional,
  • Christianity,
  • Epic,
  • Sangam,
  • Puranam,
  • Nature,
  • Mangala duti,
  • Saivam,
  • Vainavam,
  • Prabhanthas
  • ...More

How to Cite

M, K. (2022). The Concept of Prayer Song to God in Tamil Literature. International Research Journal of Tamil, 5(1), 59-64. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt2319

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One can see the literary forms that have emerged from time to time in various forms, such as Sangam literature, Pathinenkilkanakku books, Bhakti literature, Epic Literature, and Minor Literature (Various Genres), which are not the traditions of Tamil literature. This article is a treatise on "Greetings to God," which has been studied from time to time in grammar and literature with the aim of understanding the history of the tradition of worshipping God and then composing poems among the Tamils. The fact that conceptualization varies from time to time is considered to be one of the historical facts of literature. The changes in society are also reflected in the field of literature. It can be seen that the worship of God has been studied at various levels in the field of Tamil literature and grammar. This article examines the hymns referred to as the worship of God in the system of Mangala Thuthi, which are the greetings in these literary genres, and records the interactive concepts in them.


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