பிற்கால சோழர்கள் காலத்தில் பெண்களும் கலை வளர்ச்சியும்
Women and the Development of Arts during the Later Chola Period
Man lived as a savage in ancient times. At that time, man wandered like an animal, not knowing how to make a home and what to wear and what to eat. Then he gradually became civilized and met his needs and got civilized life from animal life. What helped him to become civilized were the various professions in which he learned little by little.
It can be said that the arts are all professions that contribute to the well-being of man. It is these arts that give beauty and pleasure to the human mind. The arts that are considered to be special can be divided into five, namely, architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and epic, and afterwards koothu and dramas are combined into seven. The arts flourished wherever civilized people lived.
We can find evidence in the various temples and palaces that the Chola monks also gave prominence to these arts. During the Chola period women lived freely without any restrictions. During the Sangam era, Viraliyar and Panar continued to develop music and koothu and rejuvenated the society. There is ample evidence that the Cholas followed the arts in worship as well.
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