They belong to Vaangal Perungudi kottam. Veerappur is a historic place in Kongu region, where Kongu Vellala Gounders fought with their rivals Vettuvans during medieval times. Verappur is a place of pilgrimage connected with the history of Ponner-Sankar those who ruled this region. Ponnar-Sankar are said to have lived at Valanadu and Veerapur. The Neeli Valanadu Fort is rectangular in shape feet x feet. There was a moat around the palace.
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Jump to navigation Jump to search Ponnar-Shankar is a folk tale set in the medieval period — CE , in the post-Sangam history of the Tamil country. This period saw the rise and fall of many kingdoms, some of which were empires that exerted influence far and wide. It is also named as a source of their cultural materials and traditions, transmitted orally from one generation to another either by messages or testimony or speech or song or street theatre and many other forms.
The Story[ edit ] The tale is a story of two brothers, known as Ponnar also known as Periya Annan elder brother and Shankar also known as Chinna Annan younger brother , revered as the Annanmar Swami. Ponnar and Shankar is a Kongu Vellala Gounders. The story has been recited and passed on as a folk tale through many generations in very rustic traditions as songs which were known as gramiya padalgal folk songs and have been enacted as folk entertainment through street theater which were known as Therru Koothu.
The Ponnar-Sankar story starts from their grandfathers. The chieftain of the Vazhavanthi country in Chera kingdom part of Southern Namakkal district was Kolaththa Gounder, eldest among the twelve brothers. Kolaththa Gounder and his wife Pavalaththal decide to leave their country Perungudi because of atrocities of his unjust brothers. They go to Mathukkarai to Goddess Sellandiya Amman temple. In the temple, they find the three great kings, Chera King, Chola King and Pandya King, sitting in front of the goddess and re-drawing their disputed tri-nation borders as process to bring lasting peace and stability.
They are in a conundrum and cannot agree on borders. Kolaththa Gounder finds a solution that is agreeable to all the three kings and resolves the dispute fairly. Impressed with this skill and solution, the Chola King gifts him the lordship to sizeable territory which back in the day could be akin to a size of a small country. The granted gift was called Konad. The couple went to Konadu and founded the initial settlements. The area was a vast wasteland but with their hard work and dedication they developed these wastelands into cultivable farm lands.
With their ingenuity they had devised and laid out an extensive system of ponds and shallow pits and lakes which acted as catchment zones and increased the fertility of the lands which in turn made it more cultivable and fertile.
Their efforts over time paid off, making the country prosperous. The eldest brother, as a Karaalan, gave refuge to his eleven brothers within the borders of his country. Kolaththa Gounder and Pavalathathal were living a prosperous life, but they were unhappy that did not have a child to continue their lineage. So the couple sort divine grace to alleviate their unhappiness and made several temple visits far and near asking the great lord to bless with them children. After a long penance, they were blessed with a son whom they named Mannudaiya Gounder later called as Kunnudaiya Gounder.
Mannudaiya Gounder, as the boy, was sluggish and naive. Unfortunately for him, his parents died of natural causes, leaving the five-year-old to fend for himself. The eleven brothers colluded and drove the young Mannudaiya Gounder out of Valanadu.
As a young child he managed to wander his way into Aathi Chetti palayam now near Puliyur, Karur district. He went to the home of a Chettiyar Merchant who traded rice bran. The chettiyar, a kind man, took young Mannudaiya Gounder into his house and sheltered him. Both ruled Ponni Valanadu and today. Veerappur is a historic place region.
Jump to navigation Jump to search Ponnar-Shankar is a folk tale set in the medieval period — CE , in the post-Sangam history of the Tamil country. This period saw the rise and fall of many kingdoms, some of which were empires that exerted influence far and wide. It is also named as a source of their cultural materials and traditions, transmitted orally from one generation to another either by messages or testimony or speech or song or street theatre and many other forms. The Story[ edit ] The tale is a story of two brothers, known as Ponnar also known as Periya Annan elder brother and Shankar also known as Chinna Annan younger brother , revered as the Annanmar Swami. Ponnar and Shankar is a Kongu Vellala Gounders.
அண்ணமார் கதை (Ponnar-Sankar)
He got Nellivalanadu as a fiefdom for his resolution of a dispute amongst the Moovendar. Summary of the story: In India, the local faiths and deities remains local and it never gets exposed even to the adjacent villages or frontiers. Such a one is the history of Ponnar-Sankar. The Panchapandavas of Mahabharatha have reincarnated in Kaliyuga to destroy the remnant evils forces and also to bring the penance of Goddess Periyakandi incarnation of Goddess Parvathi to an end. The Ponnar-Sankar were incarnations of Dharmaraja-Arjun and other three with Draupathi have also incarnated as their relatives. The history of Ponnar sankar was embedded in the lives of atleast 15 million people in Central and Western Tamil nadu. Even today at the time of Mahasivarathiri the story of Ponnar-Sankar Annamar, i.
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The granted as gift was called Konad. For proper maintenance and repair, we go through in getting the best team. Goddess also has born to cobra as female child with male stature. The history of Ponnar sankar was embedded in the lives of atleast 15 million people in Central annamar story in annamar story in Western Tamil nadu. The incarnations of Panchapandavas i to heaven again and Goddess Periyakandi also attains the Kailash as her penance came to end. Ponnar Shankar Story amnamar They were blessed with a male child after long penance and they named him as Mannudaiya Gounder later called as Kunnudaiya Gr. Especially at Veerappur, were the real history occurred, more than half a million people gather in single day.