Ainkurunuru, Aiṅkuṟunūṟu, Aiṅkurunūṟu: 3 definitions


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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Ainkurunuru (Tamil: ஐங்குறுநூறு) a classical Tamil poetic work containing five hundred short poems, and is part of Ettuthokai, an anthology of Sangam literature. The poems in this book were written by five authors and were compiled by Kudalur Kizhar at the behest of Chera King Yanaikkatcey Mantaran Ceral Irumporai.

This book comes under the Agam (subjective) category in its subject matter (subjective, dealing with matters of the heart and human emotions). The poems of this anthology are of the Akaval meter. These poems deal with the various aspects of the courtship between the hero and the heroine. The poems are set in various landscapes (Thinai - திணை) depending on the mood of the poem. The poem shown as the example in this article is of the Kurinci thinai (mountainous region). The subject matter of the poem deals with the hero speaking about his union with his lover.

The work is divided into five sections, each with its own author:

  1. Marutam - 100 poems on jealous quarrelling, by Ōrampōkiyār
  2. Neytal - 100 poems on lamenting the lover's absence, by Ammuvaṉār
  3. Kuṟiñci - 100 poems on union of lovers, by Kapilar
  4. Pālai - 100 poems on separation, by Otalānraiyār
  5. Mullai - 100 poems on patient waiting for the lover's return, by Pēyaṉār

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)

Aiṅkuṟunūṟu forms part of the Pattupāṭṭu (the ten idylls) which is classified as belonging to the Saṅgam (Caṅkam) corpus of classical Tamil literature.—The Aiṅkuṟunūṟu represents an anthology of love lyrics.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Tamil dictionary

[«previous next»] — Ainkurunuru in Tamil glossary
Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Aiṅkuṟunūṟu (ஐங்குறுநூறு) [ai-kuṟu-nūṟu] noun < idem. +. 'The short five hundred,' an ancient anthology of love-lyrics, containing 500 short akaval verses, one of eṭṭu-t-tokai, q.v. compiled by Kūṭalūr-kiḻār; எட்டுத்தொகையு ளொன்று. [ettuthogaiyu lonru.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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