List of Project Awardees 2020 to 2021, India's First DOI registered and Google Scholar Tamil Journal
Vol. 1 No. 2 (2019): Volume 1, Issue 2, Year 2019

Agananuru Tradition and culture

Sivaguru N
Department of Tamil, Thiruvalluvar University, Velur-632115, Tamil Nadu, India

Published 2019-04-30


  • Sangam literature,
  • ahatthiNai,
  • Nitthilakkovai,
  • ahananuuRu

How to Cite

N, S. (2019). Agananuru Tradition and culture. International Research Journal of Tamil, 1(2), 1-13.

Plum Analytics


Themes on love and familial relationship, which are referred to as ‘ahatthiNai’ are more in Sangam literature. It may be said that the word ‘thiNai’ belongs to ‘ahatthiNai’. Nacchinaarkkiniyar’s commentary tells that all the other things apart from ‘ahatthiNai’ are referred to as ‘puRam’. ‘AhanaanuuRu’ an anthology of poems in ‘eTTutthokai’ has poems of a minimum of 13 lines and a maximum of 31 lines. 400 poems sung by 145 poets are classified into three divisions. R. Raghava Iyengar in 1918 published ‘ahananuuRu’ for the first time. ‘Nitthilakkovai’ the final division has been taken for our studies. Let us see the details of that division in this article.


Download data is not yet available.


Metrics Loading ...


  1. Arunan, The Philosophical Legacy of Tamils Part 1, Vasantham Publications, Madurai (2010), Pg No 13-14.
  2. B. Kanimozhi, Political Dhamma explained by eighteen Lesser Texts, International Research Journal of Tamil, 1(1) (2019) 12-53.
  3. Michel Tibayrenc Francisco J. Ayala, On Human Nature 1st Edition, Academic Press, (2016).
  4. T. Sekar, Conservation Conundrum: Journey of India's Wildlife through Ages, Notion Press; 1 edition (2017).