This is a Video Lecture course in Tamil on the second canto of the epic of Kiratarjuniyam.
About the Course
Kiratarjuniyamis one of the five mahakavyas or great epics of the classical Samskrita literature. Bharavi, author of this kavya, is famous for the depth of meaning (अर्थ-गौरवम्). In these video lectures, Ms. Visalakshi Sankaran explains the kavya in simple Tamil.
The Kiratarjuniyam is a Mahakavya and is named after its chief incident, viz. the fight between Siva under the guise of a Kirata or Mountaineer and Arjuna. It is one of the most vigorous and spirited poems in the Sanskrit language. Mallinatha has composed his style to a coconut, which has
to be broken before one can get at the sweet kernel within. It was once a prevalent opinion among Pandits that Bharavi’s chief merit lay in the profundity of thought.
About the Teacher
Ms. Visalakshi Sankaran, a passionate part-time teacher, is involved with many things related to Sanskrit.
Her tasks include but not limited to teaching, translating, and deep dive discussions in literature, grammar and philosophy.
Ms. Visalakshi is also an active blogger (http://samskrute.blogspot.com)
She along with her friends has been blogging on Sanskrit literature and Vedanta.
In addition she also contributes to online forums such as ambaa-l, and Sanskrit-l.