Keywords : Tolkapiyam

Worship of Hero stone in Sangam Literature

Ramanathan G

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2020, Volume 2, Issue 8, Pages 136-138
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2020.108

Hero stones are erected for those who sacrificed their life for society. It is interesting that stone has been selected for the medium of such expression, implying the toughness, durability and naturalness of the bravery displayed by the person commemorated. It is a miniature replica of a funerary monument and a structural in concept, miniature in size and a product of classic traditions both conceptually and artistically. Thus, their stylistic idiom and their decorative, thematic detail would be of immense interest. The art history of several minor dynasties and feudatories can be known better from their contemporary memorial stones. In this regard, this paper express briefly about the Hero stones worships in the Sangam Literature.