Patirruppattu, Patiṟṟuppattu, Pathitrupathu: 2 definitions



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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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1) Patiṟṟuppattu (Tamil: பதிற்றுப் பத்து) is a classical Tamil poetic work. The name Pathiṟṟuppattu means 'ten tens'or 'Ten Decads' or 'Tenfold Ten', referring to the ten sets of ten poems the book contains. The first and the last ten poems have been lost beyond recovery. The poems extol the richness of the Cheral realm.

2) Patiṟṟuppattu is one of the works of the Eight Anthologies. 'It is', according to T.P. Meenakshisundaram (1949), the 'only available book of ancient Cera history. Among all the Sangam works this is unique in being a collection of the poems on cerals.'.

theme: The book deals with the descendents of Utiyan ceral and those of Antuvan Ceral Irumporai. The descendents of the former were ruling from Vanji which is now recognized Karuvur and those of the latter were ruling from Tondi, a seaport on the western coast.

contents: This work speaks about ten kings of the Ceral dynasty. The second, third, fourth and the fifth ten of the work describe the descendants of Utiyan Ceral and the other three books, namely the sixth,seventh and the eight ten deal with the lineage of Antuvan Ceral Irumporai. The first ten, one that is lost, probably could have dealt with Utiyan Ceral who was succeeded by his two sons, namely, Imayavarmban Netunceralatan and Pal yanai celkezhu Kuttuvan.

India history and geography

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

Patiṟṟuppattu forms part of the Pattupāṭṭu (the ten idylls) which is classified as belonging to the Saṅgam (Caṅkam) corpus of classical Tamil literature.—The Patiṟṟuppattu represents an anthology of ten sections, each of them in praise of a Chera king.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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