(1st - 2nd Century CE / Tamil Nadu / India)

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The Avvaiyars (Tamil: ஔவையார்) "respectable women" was the title of more than one poet who was active during different periods of Tamil literature. The Avvaiyar were some of the most famous and important female poets of the Tamil canon. Abithana Chintamani states that there were three female poets titled Avvaiyar.

Among them, Avvaiyar I lived during the Sangam period (c. 1st and 2nd century CE) and had cordial relation with the Tamil chieftains Paari and Athiyaman. She wrote 59 poems in the Puṟanāṉūṟu.

Avvaiyar II lived during the period of Kambar and Ottakoothar during the reign of the Chola dynasty in the 13th century. She is often imagined as an old and ... more »

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  • Kirubakaran (12/29/2019 4:54:00 AM)

    The second of I think

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  • Subash (12/29/2018 11:45:00 PM)

    Ffv Nnn

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  • Eddie Bryan Eddie Bryan (12/13/2015 1:42:00 PM)

    John A. Grimes in his book Ganapati - Song of the Self says Avvaiyar was actually a word for Grandmother. Although the original poet Avvaiyar was very young she was wise beyond her years. She was a devotee of Ganapati.

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