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சிவகாமியின் சபதம் [Sivagamiyin Sabatham]

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  1,681 ratings  ·  96 reviews
Based on Narasimhavarman I, King of Kanchi, fl. 630-668.
Published (first published 1944)
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Thangaprakash Sengodan
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
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.
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
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
Sep 04, 2013 Balakumar rated it 5 of 5 stars
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
Prabhu R
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
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.
Sow Baranya
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
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
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.
Jananee Raman
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.
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
Gayathri Athreya
There are some books that change your life, so did Kalki's ponniyin selvan. I started Sivagamiyin Sabatham after reading Ponniyin Selvan and Parthiban Kanavu. In hindsight, I should have read this one first. The book is beautifully written with a strong plot and around historically accurate events though there are some fictitious characters. Although I gave this 5 stars, Ponniyin Selvan is closest to my heart. My only complaint about this book is the pace. There is a lot of unnecessary text and ...more
Dhandabani Duraisamy
பொனனியின செலவ அளவுககு தாககததை ஏறபடுததவிலலை எனினும கலகியின ஆளுமை ஒவவொரு காடசியையும மனததிரையிலே கொணடுவநது நிறுததும எனபதில ஐயமேதுமிலலை. ...more
Abinaya Shankar
'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
Din't like it that much.The three stars only for the nice way the background settled in m heart.Oh.i hated sivagami :)
N Karthik
Nagarajan M
கலகி தன எழுததுககளால ஒவவொரு காடசியையும நம கண முண நிறக வைககிறார.

Kayathri Karuppasamy
Good one.. My first big Tamil novel and first epic story. Completed in record time :)
பலலவனை வடிதத சிறபம சிவகாமி.....
அவள காதலின கரவம, அவள காதலையே அழிததது...
Balakumar S
Such a Nice book to read. I completed this book within 24 hours. I love this.
Mohan Iyer
Wonderful novel. Would like to read once again!
Going to be fan of Respectable Kalki.
Shanmuga Selvan
really wonder full novel in tamil
Aravinthan ID
Kalkiyin varalatru puthinathiruku idu inaiyeillai...
Avinash Vemadi
Next only to ponniyin selvan
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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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