Karaikkal Ammaiyar

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for 1973 film based on her history, see Karaikkal Ammaiyar (film)

Karaikal Ammaiyar (meaning "the revered mother from Karaikkal"), one of the three women amongst the 63 Nayanmars, is one of the greatest figures of early Tamil literature. She was born at Karaikal, South India, and probably lived during the 6th century. She was a devotee of Shiva.

Early life[edit]

Karaikal is a maritime trading city in Chola Nadu. Karaikal Ammaiyar (also known as Punithavathi) was born to Dhanathathanar, from a merchant community knows as Nattukottai Nagarathar (also Known as Nattukottai Chettiar) [1][2][3]

Karaikkal Ammaiyar,Karaikkal
Ammaiyar gets mango from Shiva

See also[edit]

Parayi petta panthirukulam


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  2. ^ "Welcome to Nagarathar Ikkiya Sangam". nagaratharikkiyasangam.org. Retrieved 2017-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Karaikkal Ammaiyar Temple, Karaikkal | Aalayangal Arputhangal | 04/01/2016 | Puthuyugam TV". YouTube. Puthuyugam TV. 2016-01-04. 
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