Minor Project Result - March 2020
Vol. 2 No. 3 (2020): Volume 2, Issue 3, Year 2020
Articles

The Buddhism Morality in The Epic Manimekalai

Hemalatha M
Department of Tamil, Vellalar College for Women, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.

Published 2020-06-04

Keywords

  • Manimekalai,
  • Saathanar,
  • Poetry,
  • Five epics

How to Cite

M, H. (2020). The Buddhism Morality in The Epic Manimekalai. International Research Journal of Tamil, 2(3), 117-122. https://doi.org/10.34256/irjt20313

Abstract

Manimekalai is one of the five biggest epics. Its religious principle denotes that love and charity are the two eyes of the human life. Love all the human beings in the earth is the major principle of Buddhism. Live without any desire is the noble principle of Manimekalai. The highest altitude and goal of this poetry is Love. Restoration and realization of mankind is the highest doctrine of humanity. We realize the social outlook and voice of humanity by the author Saathanar in this manimekalai epic. The author registered the cruelty of hunger by the character "Theeva Thilakai".

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References

  1. Chithalai Saathanar, (2010) Manimegalai, Kizhakku Pathippagam, Chennai, India.
  2. K.D.K. Thangamani, Articles about Manimegalai, (2nd Ed) New Century Book House, Chennai, India.