Vol. 4 No. S-29 (2022): Volume 4, Issue S-28, Year 2022

Andal Nachiyar's Marriage Dream and Psychology

Sathishkumar S
Department of Tamil, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore-641029, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2022-12-05


  • Andal Nachiyar,
  • Spiritual,
  • Dreams,
  • Mind

How to Cite

S, S. (2022). Andal Nachiyar’s Marriage Dream and Psychology. International Research Journal of Tamil, 4(S-29), 52-58. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt224s-222910

Plum Analytics


Tamil is known as the language of devotion. Spiritual belief flourished due to Tamil and Tamil language flourished due to devotional practices. These two grew interwoven with each other. The Nayanmars and Alvars spread out in praise of the Lord today. Psychological messages are widely found in the songs sung in this way. Andal Nachiyar, one of the twelve Alwars, considered Malavan as his bride. Thirumal dreamed of marrying her. Varanamayiram, the hymn he sang about that dream, gives space for a psychological approach. According to psychologists, indulgence occurs in the fulfillment of repressed and latent subconscious desires by creating substitutes in various ways. The expression of such events is the works of art and literature and the dreams contained therein. What manifests through dreams are the desires of the subconscious mind. And these are illusions that may appear as fictitious figures. It can be revealed by the words slipping out of the mouth. Psychologist Sigmund Freud said that if you look at all these, you can identify the hidden desires. According to the above Freud's opinion, one can know his subconscious desires if one examines the Varanamayiram by Andal Nachiyar. Gothai, who loved Thirumal from a young age, wanted to marry Aranganqi with the conviction that he would not live as a man. This thought in his subconscious manifested itself as a dream. Tolkappiyar and Thiruvalluvar have mentioned the dream of the lovelorn hero and heroine as 'Kanavodu Mayangal' and Tiruvalluvar as the authority of the dream stage narration. Although dreaming text is considered a literary technique and every dream has a specific meaning. A scientific interpretation of dreams is possible and Freud's view of dreams is essential. In this way, Andal Nachiyar's dream of marriage is a strategy from a literary point of view, and from a philosophical point of view, the combination of life (Jivatma) - Lord (Paramatma) and from a psychological point of view, it is a memory of a deep childhood trauma.


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