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many Ramayanas

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_be.com)
Date: Mon Feb 03 1997 - 11:27:43 PST

To Sri Sadagopan's list of various Ramayanas, I wish to
add Periya Vaaccaan Pillai's ``paasurappadi raamaayaNam.''
This ingenious work is a retelling of the story of Rama
using only words from the Divya Prabandham.  In K.K.A.
Venkatachari's opinion, this is the finest example of
Tamil literature from this period.

Let me give a brief example:

	maNNulakaththOruyya, ayOdhdhiyannum aNi nagaraththu
	venkithirOn kulaththukkOr viLakkaay, kousalai than
	kula mathalaiyaay thayarathan than makanaay thOnRi
	kuNanthigazh koNdalaay ...

I request the net thamizh vidvaans to translate this 
excerpt for the rest of us.

Mani