Ancient Literary

The literary sources of the Tamil Sangam anthology can be classified into three major groups: The Puranas , Folk Songs and other Medieval literature. The Sangam literature is a very prominent source which gives many details and historical significance.To construct the early history of Kongu, the Tamil verses were very valuable source. Ahananuru gives a clear picture of the minor kingdoms of Kongu and their relations withthe three major kingdoms of Tamilnadu. Besides this, other literary works like Purananuru, Natrinai, Paditruppatthu give information about Kongu country. Silappadikaram and Manimekalai give a clear picture of the social conditions and customs of the Vettuvars, the age old aborigines of the Kongu country.