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Vol. 4 No. 1 (2022): Volume 4, Issue 1, Year 2022
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A Study of the Rituals and Beliefs Performed in the Lives of Sangam Women

Rajalakshmi C
Department of Tamil, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai–625021, Tamil Nadu, India.

Published 2021-12-28

Keywords

  • Sangam literature,
  • Sangam Women,
  • Sangam Rituals,
  • Women Rituals

How to Cite

C, R. (2021). A Study of the Rituals and Beliefs Performed in the Lives of Sangam Women. International Research Journal of Tamil, 4(1), 110-116. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt22112

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Abstract

Palanthamil literatures are literatures which are the biographical record of Palanthamil. The Sangam literature is the best of them all. In the Sangam literature, it is the introductory songs rather than the exodus that convey the biological values ​​of our Adithamizhan. Intro songs are all about the event of the leader, the leader's love. In the inner life the leader separates the leader for the sake of war or for the sake of material. The leader should wait for the leader to arrive. Therefore, in the Sangam literature, the woman has been the only one to take care of the family, especially the children, from home to be the male interpreter. However, women were respected during the Sangam period. Education, excelled in questions. Forgotten women lived with heroism as their honor. The importance of women diminished after the society in which they lived during the Sangam period was transformed into a landed society. The man sought to subdue the woman by his physical strength and by the woman's inability to do certain things. Thus, feminist rituals are the result of the male race attempting to oppress the female in the name of learning. In Sangam literature, female rituals are subjected to various rituals of the society from birth to death. Some of these rituals are performed to keep women safe. The mind and body of women matures through these rituals. However, due to certain rituals, women suffer a lot. The study reveals that women who have lost their husbands and helpless women are treated with contempt by this society because they marry men who do not have personality traits.

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