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Vol. 1 No. 1 (2019): Volume 1, Issue 1, Year 2019
Articles

Worship of hero stone in the Sangam literature

Gloria V. Dhas
Department of Christian Tamil Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai 625 021, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2019-01-30

Keywords

  • Sangam literature,
  • Hero stone,
  • Tolkappiyam

How to Cite

V. Dhas, G. (2019). Worship of hero stone in the Sangam literature. International Research Journal of Tamil, 1(1), 59-65. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt1914

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Abstract

The memorial pillar (Hero stone), which is erected in memory of the warrior was described by Tolkappiyam and also it defines the worship of the warrior, the name and the heroic deeds of the warrior. Its specialties are studied here.

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