Tamil; 1 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Hinduism)
Tamil is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamil people of the Indian subcontinent. It has official status in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and in the Indian union territory of Pondicherry. Tamil is also an official language of Sri Lanka and Singapore. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and the first Indian language to be declared as a classical language by the government of India in 2004. Tamil is also spoken by significant minorities in Malaysia and Mauritius as well as emigrant communities around the world.
Tamil (தமிழ், tamiḻ, [t̪ɐmɨɻ])
Tamil is one of the longest surviving classical languages in the world. It has been described as "the only language of contemporary India which is recognizably continuous with a classical past" and having "one of the richest literatures in the world". Tamil literature has existed for over 2000 years.Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
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Search found 29 books and stories containing Tamil. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Parama Samhita (English translation) (by Krishnaswami Aiyangar)
The Mahābhārata in the Tamil country in the Sangam age < [Introduction]
Poems included the collection Paripāḍal expound the Pāñcarātra < [Introduction]
Tiruvācakam Part I (by Māṇikkavācakar)
Preceptors of Advaita (by T. M. P. Mahadevan)
(iii) Tāṇḍavarāya < [56. Some Authors of Works in Regional Languages]
(ii) Kāmakoṭi and Nayanmars < [58. (various)]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Vetāla 24: The Father that married the Daughter and the Son that married the Mother < [Appendix 6.1 - The Twenty-five Tales of a Vetāla]
Vetāla 21: Anaṅgamañjarī, her Husband Maṇivarman and the Brāhman Kamalākara < [Appendix 6.1 - The Twenty-five Tales of a Vetāla]
Vetāla 9: Anaṅgarati and her Four Suitors < [Appendix 6.1 - The Twenty-five Tales of a Vetāla]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Appendix: Naralokavira’s Chidambaram Inscription < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Part I - Manavalap-perumal and Kopperunjinga < [Chapter XVII - Chola-Pallava Phase (The Later Pallavas)]
Temples in Papanasam < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)