Kundalakesi and Valayaapati in Verse

Christian Piaget, Editeur & Fabricant
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Author: Dr. Shuddhananda Bharati

We take great pride in the existence of five epic poems in Tamil. Of these, only three − Chinthamani, Silapadikaram and Manimekalai − have survived the ravages of time. Valayaapati and Kundalakesi have been lost. We have been able to find only a few verses from them here and there. A hundred verses have been found from Valayaapati and only nineteen have been retrieved from Kundalakesi.

Kundalakesi is an epic sweet poem on the lines of Soolamani; Veerasozhiyam calls it a “Long poetical work.” It presents the tenets of the Buddhist religion.

In Valayaapati, the author have penned the events making suitable modifications according to the times. Valaya + pati means ‘unbending (not easily moved to compassion) + husband. Who was that husband? 

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ISBN : 978-2-88922-096-0, size 148 x 210 mm, 83 pages