Prevention of Harlotry through Tamil Epics
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From the Sangam Literature, it is evident that the prevailing practice of the Sanctum- maid (Devadasi) system of the Sangam Age was not regarded as condemnable or condemned discipline by the people of that time. The article justifies on a psychological basis via evidence about the practice of Sanctum- maid system in the society but the Jainist and the Buddhist priests realized the evils of Harlotry is a crime but Chastity is divine and the priests had spread this message in the society through the great Tamil epics like Silappathikaram and Manimekalai.
- Ilampuranar, (2005) Tholkapiyam Porulathikaram, First Edition, Saradha Pathippagam, Chennai, India.
- J. Srichandran (2013), Silapathikaram - Source and text, First Edition, Tamil Nilayam, Chennai, India.
- J. Srichandran (2013), Manimegalai, Valayapathi and Kundalakesi, First Edition, Tamil Nilayam, Chennai, India.