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Irattai Pulavargal

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Irattai Pulavargal

Irattai Pulavargal or Irattaiyar (Common Era 14th Century) are Tamil Poets. They are experts in singing Siledai (Pun). A pun, also known as paronomasia, is a form of word play that exploits multiple meanings of a term, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect.

Personal Life

Irattai Pulavargal were cousins from a brother and sister, born in Alanthurai in the Chola country in Sengunthar clan. They lived in the time of Chera King Varapathiyaatkondaar. Their names are Ilanchooriar and Muthuchooriar. One of them was blind and the other one had impaired legs. Ancient palm leaf notes suggest that the blind one carried the lame person on his shoulders, with the man on top guiding the way.

Literary Life

Irattai Pulavargal composed poems of type 'Kavi'. Kavi type poems are of one of type Aasu Kavi, Madhura Kavi, Sithira Kavi or Vithara Kavi. Because of their special ability in composing Kalambagam, they were called 'Panbaaya Kalambakathir Kirattaiyar'. One person sings the first two lines and the other completes the second two. They went on pilgrimage to Siva temples and sang various hymns to Lord Shiva there. Irattai Pulavargal also received praise and gifts from the Chera king Varapathiyaatkondaar and many other nobles by singing poems in praise of them. They sung Prabandhams(minor literary works) and many other unique state hymns. Irattai Pulavargal composed Ekambara Natharula on Lord Thiruvegamba Perumaan. They sung Thillai Kalambagam' about Chitambara Natarajar. The book also covers the subject areas related to Congregations, Mandapams, Tirthas, Murthys, Thillai Moovayiravar, Puja system and poetics based on Sangam Literature on Chidambaram.

List of Books

  • Thillai Kalambagam
  • Nandhi Kalambagam
  • Aludaiya Pillaiyar Thirukalambagam
  • Thirupaathiripuliyur Kalambagam
  • Kanchi Egampara Natharula
  • Kanchi Egamparanathar Vannam
  • Thiru Amaathur Kalambagam
  • Thiyagesar Pancharathinam
  • Moovar Ammanai Paadalgal
  • Kachi Kalambagam
  • Kachi Ulaa


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