Purananuru, Puṟanāṉūṟu, Puṟanānūṟu: 2 definitions



Purananuru means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Purananuru (Tamil: புறநானூறு) is a Tamil poetic work in the Eṭṭuttokai (one of the eighteen melkanakku noolgal). Sangam Collection is classified into Patiṉeṇmēlkaṇakku and Patiṉeṇkīḻkaṇakku and each classification has eighteen collections, as an anthology of Tamil literature, belonging to the Sangam period corresponding to between 1000 BCE – 300 CE. Purananuru is one of the eight books in the secular anthology of Sangam literature (1000 BCE - 300 CE), namely Ettuthokai.

Purananuru is a source of information on the political and social history of pre-historic Tamil Nadu. There is information on the various rulers who ruled the Tamil country before and during the Sangam era (1000 BCE – 300 CE).

India history and geography

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

Puṟanānūṟu forms part of the Pattupāṭṭu (the ten idylls) which is classified as belonging to the Saṅgam (Caṅkam) corpus of classical Tamil literature.—The Puṟanānūṟu represents an anthology on the external world.

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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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