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cast poet Teruvalluvor laid his book called the Koral, on the bench which immediately vanished.


GRANA SAMMANDHAR.

This was a Tamul bramin poet, he was born at Chiyali near Chidambaram, and well educated daring his infancy: he was a very prudent person, and composed a work called Tevaran, which mentions the different controversies he had with the Jains, and the tenets of that heretical sect. No authentic account of the death of this poet, has been handed down.


AAAR.

This was a Jain Poet, who had a religious disputation with Guanasamandhar by whom it is said he was vanquished, and consequently became a convert to the Hindu faith. He composed several poems, in the Tamul language, which are now not in existence.


SANDARAR.

A bramin poet of Terunar Nellore, who was