இந்தப் பக்கத்தை தமிழில் வாசிக்க: ஆற்றுப்படை
Aatrupadai is a Sitrilakiyam genre, known as Prabandham in Sanskrit. The word aatrupaduthudal means "to lead or guide." In ancient times, Viraliyar, Paanar, Koothar, and Porunar used to visit patrons who helped them out of poverty. A person who receives presents from a patron acts as a guide for the others, and Aatrupadai songs are composed for that occasion. The Aatrupadai songs are written in Agavarpa and portray the fame, patronage, and reign of the patron.
Aatrupadai is defined by Tholkappiyam grammar as-artists like Koothar, Paanar, Porunar, and Viraliyar, after receiving gifts from a patron, guide the other artists by writing Aatrupadai songs. Subsequent Paatiyal (Poetics) texts provide a similar grammar to Aatrupadai.
Apart from the Thirumurugatrupadai, other Aatrupadai texts have kings and patrons sung as protagonists (Thalaivan). Aatrupadai is composed of the Thalaivan's clan pride, charisma, dharma, heroism, etc.; the paths that lead to his kingdom; and finally, the types of gifts that will be received from him.
Catalog of Aatrupadai in Sangam Literature
|Sangam Literature||Persona/Artist||Number of Songs||Total|
- Kalithurai Paatiyal or Navaneetha Paatiyal
- Ilakana Vilakkam Poruladhigaram - Paatiyal by T. V. Vaidyanatha Desikar
- Aatrupadai Ilakanam, S. Satya, Mayilam Tamil College, July 2018
- ↑  Muttuvīriyam, pāṭal 113
kūttarum pāṇarum porunarum viṟaliyum
āṟṟiṭaik kāṭci uṟaḻat tōṉṟip
peṟṟa peruvaḷam peṟā'arkku aṟivuṟī'ic
ceṉṟu payaṉetirac coṉṉa pakkamum
- Tholkaappiyam - Purathinai Iyal 88: 3-6
Puravalaṉ paricil koṇṭu mīṇṭa
iravalaṉ veyiltōṟum iruṅkā ṉattiṭai
vaṟumai yuṭaṉvarū'um pulavar pāṇar
porunar viṟaliyar kūttark kaṇṭap
puravalaṉ nāṭūr peyarkoṭai parā'ay
aṅkunī celkeṉa viṭuppatāṟ ṟuppaṭai
atutāṉ akavaliṉ varumē
- Panniru Pattiyal 202