Tantapani Cuvamikal, alternatively known as Murukataca Cuvamikal or Murukkathaca Swamigal, was a well known and much venerated poet and scholar who existed in the 19th century in the Tamil country. He was a poet saint and was regarded as a Sanyasi or a hermit and lived as a recluse. Tantapani Cuvamikal or Murukataca Cuvamikal was a Sanyasi who composed a number of rhythmic poetical works in Tamil language
such as Arunakirinatar. In the later periods the poet became popular and was known as Tiruppukalc Camiyar.
Tantapani Cuvamikal composed catakam
, antati and kalampakam type of literary works that were devoted to Lord Kartikeya
, known as Murugan or Murukan in Tamil
. He also wrote a biography of Arunakirinatar as a puranam. Pulavar Puranam, composed by Tantapani Cuvamikal elaborately describes about the lives of poets combined with the tales related to their lives.
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