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The solitary stanza
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akam akaval alias Alvar ancient antdti anthology Auvaiyar bardic beautiful became bhakti Bharati Bharatidasan born Brahman canto century Chola Cilappatikaram classical collection commentary composed developed devotional diction divine elephant erotic eyes garland genre hero heroic History of Tamil hymns important Indian Jaina Jesudasan K. V. Zvelebil Kali kalitturai Kampan Kannaki king kovai Krsna Kuruntokai language legends lines literary Lord Madras Manikkavacakar Manimekalai marry Maturai medieval metre modern Tamil mother Murukan Nampi narrative novel Pandya Paripatal patikam Periyapuranam Pillai poem poet poetic popular prabandhas praise probably prose prosody published puram purdnas quatrains Rama Ravana Saiva Sanskrit says short story Siva Siva's Smile of Murugan songs stanzas Sundara Tamil epic Tamil literature Tamil poetry Tamil Studies Tamil version Tamilnadu temple texts themes tinai Tirukkural Tiruvacakam Tolkappiyam traditional transl translation V. V. S. Aiyar Vaisnava veldla venpa venpd verse viruttam wife woman writing