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Vol. 3 No. 1 (2021): Volume 3, Issue 1, Year 2021

Kongu Cultural Values in the Epic

Sangeetha P
Department of Tamil, Vellalar College for Women, Thindal, Erode- 638 012, Tamil Nadu, India.

Published 2021-01-28


  • Kongu,
  • Perunkadhai,
  • Tamil literatures,
  • Tamilians

How to Cite

P, S. (2021). Kongu Cultural Values in the Epic. International Research Journal of Tamil, 3(1), 209-215.

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Among the ancient Tamil literatures, which speaks of the pride of Tamilians, the epic, ‘Perunkadhai’ which originated from the land of Kongu excels in describing the traditional values of Kongu. They include abiding to justice, living with good deeds, speaking the truth, truth alone triumphs, forbidding adultery, sowing good deeds will bring you good things, as you sow so you reap, karma is a boomerang and other numerous moral quoting’s were implemented in the lives of the Tamilians. The educated women from the Kongu Velir were called as ‘Manakiyar’ in the Perunkadhai- as like the mother of the bride send her off with the valuables out of her love. This example is said to be a ‘natural aspect of mothers’ by Kongu people.


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