Pattupattu, Pattupāṭṭu: 1 definition



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

Pattupāṭṭu is an important work of Saṅgam (Caṅkam) literature and represents a collection of ten ancient Tamil poems.—Saṅgam (Caṅkam) literature is aptly regarded as the crown of Tamil literature. Caṅkam (Saṅgam) literature (viz., Pattupāṭṭu) brings out the details regarding the land, the area, the dressing of kuṟavai kūttu (a dance form danced in a circle by the women of the hill tracts). The ancient works, Pattupāṭṭu (a collection of ten ancient Tamil poems) and Eṭṭutokai (the eight anthologies of the Caṅkam period) give details about the art of dance in the Caṅkam period.

Pattupāṭṭu (the ten idylls) comprises:

  1. Tirumurukāṟṟuppaṭai (a poem in honour of Murukan by Nakkirar),
  2. Porunarāṟṟuppaṭai (a guide poem for war-bards to Chola king Karikāla by Mudattama Kanniar),
  3. Ciṟupāṇāṟṟuppaṭai (an idyll by Nallur Nattattanar on the chief Nalliyakōtan of Oymānāṭu),
  4. Perumpāṇāṟṟupaṭai (a guide poem for bards with large lutes praising Toṇṭaimān Ilantiraiyan by Rudran Kannanar),
  5. Mullaippāṭṭu (anthology on the jasmine country and the theme of a woman by Nappūtanār)
  6. Maturaikkāñci,
  7. Neṭunalvāṭai (a poem of praise by Māṅkuṭi Marutanār on the Pandyan king Neṭuñceliyan of Talaiyālankānam),
  8. Kuṟiñcippāṭṭu (the song of the mountains: the tactful conversation of the confidant by Kapilar),
  9. Paṭṭinappālai (a poem on Chola king Karikāla by Rudran Kannanar),
  10. Malaipaṭukaṭām (a poem on the theme of a dancer also called Kuttarāṟṟuppaṭai by Peruṅkunṟūr Peruṅ kaucikanār).
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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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