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சிவகாமியின் சபதம் [Sivagamiyin Sabatham]

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Based on Narasimhavarman I, King of Kanchi, fl. 630-668.
1136 pages
Published (first published 1944)
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Thangaprakash Sengodan
Dec 24, 2012 Thangaprakash Sengodan rated it it was amazing
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Many thanks to Kalki for bringing me the habit of reading books!!. When I was pursuing my Master's degree at Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, it was happened to read Kalki's "PARTHIBAN KANAVU" (thanks for my room-mate a good reader then), ofcourse I started the novel by 7.10 pm as a short time pass until the dinner 7.30 pm. But I was trapped by his writing and I lost my dinner that night and finally put down the book after 12.00. I never thought of reading a full book before, but it ...more
Vijay Raj
Jan 11, 2015 Vijay Raj rated it it was amazing
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I've never been to Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuran or Vathapi, but now I feel like I've been there for long! I've never admired some one dancing Bharatham before, but I did when Sivagami danced in the Kanchi palace! I've never seen elephantry bulldozing a fort, but I did when Narasimhavarman's army attacked the Vathapi fort!

One must not stop with Ponniyin Selvan. Read Sivagamiyin Sabatham. It has got a lot.
Sridhar Babu
Sep 10, 2015 Sridhar Babu rated it it was amazing
அமரர கலகி..
கதை நடைபெறும வரலாறறு பகுதிகள..
காஞசி, மாமலலபுரம, வாதாபி, மணடபபடடு கிராமம மறறும அஜநதா குகைகள..
நரசிமமவரம பலலவர, மகேநதிரவரம பலலவர, பரஞசோதி, ஆயனர, சிவகாமி, புலிகேசி, நாகநநதி அடிகள, சதருகனன, குணடோதரன, கணணபிரான, கமலி, மானவரமன ..
வரலாறறு புதினம..

மிக நெடியதும, சுமார 1000 பககஙகளுககு மேல உளளதுமான இநநாவலின கதை இதுதான " மகேநதிரவரம பலலவன காஞசியை சிறபபுடன ஆணடுவருகிறான. பலலவம யுததமிலலாத அமைதி பூமியாய, கலைகள நாடடியஙகள சிறநது விளஙகுகிறது..மகேநதிரவரமனின மகனும "ம
Prabhu R
Jun 03, 2013 Prabhu R rated it really liked it
மீணடும கலகியிடம புததகம மூலம அறிமுகமாகிறேன அதே கலததில[சரிததிர நாவல]...சில புததகஙகள படிககும போது அதன சமபநதமான நிகழவுகள தானா நடககும.அபபடி தான போல நான அஜநதா,எலலாரோ வை சுறறி பாரததது.இநத கதையின முககிய அமசமாக அஜநதா வின ஓவிய ரகசியம இருநதது.

பலலவ காலததின கதை...அதுவும முககியமாக மாமலலபுரம [Mahabalipuram] சிறபஙகளை மறறும சரிததிர போர நிகழவுகளையும மையமாக கொணடவை...நான செனனையில இருநத 1.5 வருசததல .. ஒரே ஒரு தடவை தான மாமலலபுரம போயிருககேன.அதுவும அநத சிறபஙகளை எலலாம கவணிககவே இலலை...ஆனால இதை படிககும போது , மாமலலபுரம செ
Feb 09, 2012 Uthraa rated it liked it
Its a great book too. Probably I got very used to Ponniyin selvan or that's really close to my heart ,I was slightly narrow minded and partial while reading this. Sivagami's character is powerfully portrayed but for some unknown reason she did not have that impact Poonkuzhali or Kundhavai had in P.Selvan. Definitely a good read.
Ravi Sankar
Oct 04, 2012 Ravi Sankar rated it really liked it
I started this book after ponniyin selvan. Just imagine how would anyone's expectation be after reading that epic creation. Failed to meet my expectations. The love in this book was not as heart melting as that of poongulali's or vanthiyathevan's. A must read, nevertheless. The war and stuff is good
Sampath Kumar
Sep 25, 2016 Sampath Kumar rated it it was amazing
வரலாறறுப புதினம எனறால கலகி தான. நிகரிலாப படைபபாளி. ...more
Sep 04, 2013 Balakumar rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All those know Tamil
This historical tamil novel by Kalki Krishnamoorthy is based on incidents in Tamilnadu that took place during 7th century AD. Among many historical and fictional characters, Thirunaavukkarasar, a religious head of famous saiva traditions, who has written thousands of poems in praise of Lord Siva in Devaram, also is featured in this novel.

The historical characters in this novel are Mahendra Pallava, his son the great Narasimha Pallava, his army commander Paranjyoti, who later becomes a famed s
Shakir Shakiel
Dec 18, 2015 Shakir Shakiel rated it it was amazing
Never have I thought I would complete such a big novel. I completely fell in love with tamil language. For this I bow to the great author Kalki. I am excited to see that he has written more. Yay. Going for Parthiban Kanavu.

The book is true beauty synonymous to ajanta cave paintings and its beautiful sculptures. The best character is Mahendravarma Pallavan. He truly is Vichitra veerar. He talks and acts accordingly. Sometimes I felt like whistling & clapping for his rajathanthiram. NarasimhaV
Nov 25, 2011 Balakrishnan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Only Kalki can blended fictional characters - Naganandhi and Sivakami - with real history (though his reading at that point in time, it correlates well with Tamil literature of that time) the way he has done.
Not withstanding that, the intensity he has built into Mamalla Narasimha Varma Pallavan and Sivakami is amazing.
Though a deep love story, i was able to read and explain to my son without any hesitation. Such literary class is rare to see.
Meera Srikant
Oct 30, 2012 Meera Srikant rated it really liked it
Very lively and good characterisation. But thought it ended abruptly... And realised that I had read only 2 parts! On 3d part right now. Finished the 3d part in Oct 2012, and now the heat begins... Eager to grab part 4.
Sow Baranya
Oct 08, 2012 Sow Baranya rated it it was amazing
A must read book for all Tamil ppl as it shows art skills,love n more importantly the life of our ancient kings which s full of sacrifices. Kalki s master piece
Jun 01, 2014 Saki rated it liked it
Din't like it that much.The three stars only for the nice way the background settled in m heart.Oh.i hated sivagami :)
Sep 04, 2014 Vasanthakumar rated it it was amazing
பலலவனை வடிதத சிறபம சிவகாமி.....
அவள காதலின கரவம, அவள காதலையே அழிததது...
Hema Kushi
Oct 16, 2015 Hema Kushi rated it it was amazing
I just Completed the First part only..Really a Fantastic one.Its the first novel which i read with Historical background..Author handled brilliantly..He described the Beauty of pallava Region.What a beautiful description about the Sculptures Of Ayanar and Dance Performance of his daughter Sivakami...In that Novel They Mentioned as the Real Happiness is Learning The Art..Its true Words.This book Shown the reason for why are the mahindra pallavan and The Mammallan staying our Heart still now..They ...more
Jayachandar Kumar
One of the best novel to start reading about pallavas and cholas :-)
Mohan Iyer
Feb 28, 2015 Mohan Iyer rated it it was amazing
Wonderful novel. Would like to read once again!
Hari Vignesh
May 04, 2016 Hari Vignesh rated it it was amazing
Excellent !!!
Aug 06, 2012 Sr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read an English translation of this novel by P.S.Sri, published by Sahitya Akademi in 2008 in hardcover. The quality of the publication sucks. First of all, the binding is poor and the pages come out even if you turn them once. Then, some of the pages are not in order and are bound in random order. The translation itself is poor. It seems like a literal translation of Tamil idioms and metaphors into English with no regard for contextual explanation or changes to appropriate English phrases. Gr ...more
Yuvaraj Ravichandiran
Apr 16, 2014 Yuvaraj Ravichandiran rated it really liked it
The wonderful historical novel depicts the period of Pallavas in their Golden age. The concept of love between a common girl and a crown prince is awesome. The details provided regarding the sculptures, dance and Ajantha caves kindles our interest.

The war at Pulikesi's capital makes us to feel the heat and bravery, which is the nice part of the novel. The historical background and society structure is excellent and thanks to Kalki.
Jan 23, 2016 Anupriya rated it it was amazing
Mesmerizing ! It varies from dance to art, spying to war and each part of the entire novel gives the thrilling moment to read on. It takes you to the historical time period of Pallava dynasty who ruled 1500 years ago in southern parts of India. It pulls you to see the cities Kanchi (Kanchipuram located in TamilNadu,India) and Vatapi (currently Badami located in Karnataka, India) of that time when Pallavas and Chalukyas ruled. Kalki is such a classic writer that he forces you to emote along with ...more
Jananee Raman
Apr 03, 2014 Jananee Raman rated it it was amazing
Epic!! Thoroughly enjoyed reading. Historical Fiction itself is interesting and involving our ancestors?? OH Mind blowing, I say. I really explored the past. Each and every characters are very familiar now. I know them very personally. I dream about them and now feeling bad that I completed it all. Regret. Will definitely read it at least once a year!! Ponniyin selvan, Sivagamiyin Sabatham and Parthiban Kanavu are such masterpieces of Kalki Krishnamoorthy. RESPECT.LOVE.
Apr 24, 2013 கடுவன் rated it it was amazing
One of the most beautiful books to show love as it happens(ed) in real life - that too from the perspective of either genders. Be it the initial days when Narasimhavarman longs to express his love to Sivagami or the instances when Sivagami "speaks" to the hero in her own dance style - each and every aspect is vividly portrayed. The best part is when Narasimhavarman gets to see Sivagami after his marriage - there can literally be no other way than Kalki's heart touching narration of both of their ...more
Vinothkumar Bala
Love,war,revenge has been portrayed perfectly.

Not even bored with single page of 1136 pages, amarar kalki is a sheer genius. No wonder he has being called as "amarar(immortal)", he lives forever with his work.
Yadhu Nandhan
Jan 22, 2016 Yadhu Nandhan rated it it was amazing
excellent book with love,villainy,stratergies,art,thrill,,,i guarantee it will be an excellent read for you,,,,,,,,,,,,it worths more than five stars...i just loved it
Jul 22, 2015 Kaviyameena rated it really liked it
a book that takes us to the time of sivagami...the first novel i read in tamil was ponniyin selvan and so all the other books fails to satisfy expectations..
Abinaya Shankar
Sep 03, 2014 Abinaya Shankar rated it it was amazing
'சிவகாமியின சபதம ' என மனம கவரநத கலகியாரின படைபபு இமமுறையும அவர எனனை ஏமாறறவிலலை.எனனை ஏழாம நூறறாணடுககே இழுதது செனறு விடடார .அஙகே மகேநதிரரின ராஜா தநதிரஙகளையும போர யுகதிகளையும ,பரஞசோதியின விசுவாசததையும ,மாமலலரின வீரததையும ,சிவகாமியின அபிநயஙகளையும ,ஆயனாரின சிறப கலைகளையும ,புலிகேசியின வககிரததையும ,மாமலலபுரததின சிறபஙகளையும பாரககும படி செயதும .அஜநதாவின வரண ரகசியததை தெரிநது கொளளும படி செயத கலகியாருககு எவவளவு நனறி செலுததினாலும ஈடாகாது . ...more
Jawakar Selvaraj
Aug 14, 2016 Jawakar Selvaraj rated it it was amazing
The best portrayal of "Arts in Tamilnadu". Bharathanatyam, Isai, Sirpam at its best.
Could this book get any better?
Jun 11, 2016 Deepak rated it really liked it
clear Artistic views of south India.He showed sculptures and Bharathanatiyam are part of our culture.
N Karthik
Apr 24, 2015 N Karthik rated it really liked it
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Kalki (Tamil: கலகி) was the pen name of R. Krishnamurthy (Tamil: ரா. கிருஷணமூரததி) (September 9, 1899–December 5, 1954), a noted Tamil writer, film & music critic, Indian independence activist and journalist from Tamil Nadu, India. ...more
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