Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 15 – Vanathi’s Tricks

We request our readers to please recall that earlier moment in our story when Kundavai and Vanathi climbed onto the chariot and rode towards Kudanthai, leaving their friends on the banks of the River Arisil. We shall now listen to the conversation of those maids who were left behind. “My dear Tarika, look at this […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 14 – A Crocodile On The River Bank

In those days, those who wished to reach Tanjore from Kudanthai, travelled along the banks of the rivers Arisil or Cauvery and reached the town of Thiru-vai-aru. From there, they would turn south to go towards Tanjore. Convenient ferrys or fords to cross the rivers Kudamuruti, Vettar, Vennar and Vadavar were available only along that […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 13 – The Waxing Moon

The Astrologer led Vandiya Devan into the house after the chariot carrying the princesses had disappeared from view. He seated himself on his best seat. He asked the youth who was looking around to sit down and examined him from head to toe. “Thambi, who are you? Where have you come?” Vandiya Devan laughed. “Why […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 12 – Nandini – Stories in english

Don’t we have to disclose how Vandiya Devan, whom we had left in a ferry-boat on the banks of the Kollidam, arrived at the doorsteps of the Astrologer of Kudanthai? The Saiva gentleman, who objected to having Azlvaradiyan in the boat, turned towards Vandiya Devan and said, “I let this fellow get in because of […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 11 – Sudden Entry of Vandhiyathevan

The town known as Kumbakonam, was known as Kudanthai or Kudamooku during the times of our story. Besides the virtue of being a pilgrimage center, it was also famous because of the Astrologer of Kudanthai. A little distance to the south of Kudanthai, a majestic view of the interim capital of the Chozla’s, Pazlayarai, with […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 10 – The Astrologer Of Kudanthai – Ponniyin selvan in english

River Ponni, born and raised in the Kudagu Hills, after her childhood was past, wished to meet the Ocean King, her chosen husband. She went swiftly, crossing hill and dale, rocky mountain and canyon. As she came closer and closer, the joyous anticipation of meeting her beloved Lord, the Ocean King, made her thrive and […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 9 – Wayside Chitchat – Ponniyin selvan Story in english

Vandiya Devan had spent all his life until that day, in the dry lands north of the River Palar. Consequently, he did not know how to swim in a flowing river. Once, when he was in the army on border patrol along the banks of the North Pennar, he waded into the river for a […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 8 – Who Is In The Palanquin? – Ponniyin selvan novel in English

For a while, the men in that meeting talked and argued amongst themselves. Since several voices were raised at the same time, Vandiya Devan could not hear anything clearly. In a louder voice, Lord Sambuvaraya said, “Don’t we have to answer the requests of the King of Pazluvoor? What is the point of each one […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 7 – Laughter And Hatred – Ponniyin selvan novel in English

Vandiya Devan made up his mind as soon as he heard the words `Right to the empire’ uttered by Lord Pazluvoor. What are these men going to say about the rights to succession? Who are they to discuss it? I must definitely find out what is happening here. I better sit right here; there cannot […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 6 – Midnight Meeting -Nadunisi Kootam – Ponniyin selvan Novel story in english

After the gypsy dance and the oracle dance, there was a lavish feast for the guests. Vallavarayan Vandiya Devan could not enjoy the banquet. His body was tired and his mind was agitated. His friend Kandamaran, seated next to him, pointed out the several dignitaries with pride. Besides Lord Pazluvoor and Lord Sambuvaraya, there was […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 5 – The Gypsy Dance – Kuravai koothu – Ponniyin Selvan novel story in English

Both friends came out from the inner chambers. A voice from inside called out, “Kandamara! Kandamara!” “My mother is calling me. Wait right here. I’ll be back instantly,” said Kandamaran as he went inside once again. The voices of several women talking all at once, the sound of questions being asked one upon the other […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter – 4 -Kadamboor Fort -Ponniyin Selvan Story in English

The horse had by now rested well and become quite energetic. Within a few hours it reached the gates of Kadamboor. Lord Sengannan Sambuvaraya was an important Chozla nobleman in those days. His castle gates resembled the entrance of a large city-stronghold. The towering walls on both sides of the gate curved around like a […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 2 – Part 1 – Aalvar adiyan Nambi – Ponniyin selvan story in english – Episode 2

Vallavarayan Vandiya Devan rode down the embankment and turned his horse towards the southern path; his heart danced with joy: like those sailboats skipping across the waves. The excitement buried deep in his heart seemed to erupt outward. His intuition said that he was going to meet adventures experienced by none in one lifetime. What […]

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Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 3 – Vinnagara Temple

Ponniyin Selvan Chapter 3 – Vinnagara Temple Sometimes trivial incidents lead to events of great significance. O ne such incident now occurred to Vallavarayan Vandiya Devan. Remember, he was standing by the roadside to watch the procession of the Pazluvoor Lord and his entourage? His horse stood a little away form him. Some of the […]

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