Third Sangam

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The Third Sangam (Tamil: மூன்றாம் சங்கம், Moondram Sangam) (Malayalam: മൂന്നാം സംഘം, Moonnam Sangam) or the Third Academy, also known as the Madurai College of Antiquity, was a historical assembly and the last of the three Tamil Sangams.wikipedia
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Tamil Sangams

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The Third Sangam (Tamil: மூன்றாம் சங்கம், Moondram Sangam) (Malayalam: മൂന്നാം സംഘം, Moonnam Sangam) or the Third Academy, also known as the Madurai College of Antiquity, was a historical assembly and the last of the three Tamil Sangams.

List of Sangam poets

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With the details of the first two Sangams remaining obscure, all the available Sangam works comes from the Third Sangam, which began sometime around 1500 BCE.

Tamil language

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The Third Sangam (Tamil: மூன்றாம் சங்கம், Moondram Sangam) (Malayalam: മൂന്നാം സംഘം, Moonnam Sangam) or the Third Academy, also known as the Madurai College of Antiquity, was a historical assembly and the last of the three Tamil Sangams.

Malayalam

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The Third Sangam (Tamil: மூன்றாம் சங்கம், Moondram Sangam) (Malayalam: മൂന്നാം സംഘം, Moonnam Sangam) or the Third Academy, also known as the Madurai College of Antiquity, was a historical assembly and the last of the three Tamil Sangams.

Pandya dynasty

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Established under the aegis of 49 Pandyan kings with 449 participating poets, it ran for 1850 years, ending around the time that Christianity emerged.

Christianity

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Established under the aegis of 49 Pandyan kings with 449 participating poets, it ran for 1850 years, ending around the time that Christianity emerged.

Sangam literature

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All surviving Sangam literature comes from this particular Sangam.

Madurai

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The seat of the Third Sangam was the city of Madurai.

Tiruvalluva Maalai

Legend has it that, after writing the Kural text, Valluvar left for Madurai on the advice of his friends to “triumph over the college of the doctors” at the Madurai College.

Indian literature

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Most of the available Sangam literature is from the Third Sangam, this period is known as the Sangam period, which refers to the prevalent Sangam legends claiming literary academies lasting thousands of years, giving the name to the corpus of literature.

Sangam period

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According to Tamil legends, there were three Sangam periods, namely Head Sangam, Middle Sangam and Last Sangam period.

First Sangam

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This is not to be confused with the historical Third Sangam period which lasted roughly from 600 BCE to 300 CE.

Pandiyan Ukkira Peruvaludhi

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He was also the chancellor of the Third Sangam.

Avvaiyar

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It is said that Avvaiyar was one of the several scholars who were present at the time when Valluvar submitted his masterpiece of the Tirukkural at the Madurai College.

Madurai Tamilaasiriyar Sengunrur Kilar

He was a professor of the ancient Madurai College (Madurai Tamil Sangam).

Second Sangam

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The Third Sangam (kaṭaicaṅkam) was purportedly located in the current city of Madurai and lasted for 1850 years.