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Type :thesis
Subject :PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Main Author :Pravina Muthuvel
Title :Pemaparan unsur 'Sorubam' dan 'Thadatham' Dewa Siva dalam lagu-lagu Thirunaavukkarasar
Place of Production :Tanjong Malim
Publisher :Fakulti Bahasa dan Komunikasi
Year of Publication :2021
Corporate Name :Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
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Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
This study aimed to identify the display of the elements of Lord Shiva’s ‘Sorubam’ and ‘Thadatham’ in Thirunaavukkarasar’s songs based on the theories found in the Saiva Sidhantham. Rooted on the theory, ‘Sivanyabotham’ is referred to in context of this research to analyze the display of the focussed elements. The methodology used in this research is of mixed method, whereby both qualitative and quantitative method were used descriptively based on the analysis of the texts used in Thirunaavukkarasar’s songs. Data is obtained through document analysis and questionnaire. 100 Thirunaavukkarasar’s songs were used for data collection through document analysis. The questionnaire consists of 3 parts with 24 items in total, with Part A consisting of seven items pertaining to Thirunaavukkarasar, Part B with 10 items pertaining to ‘Enkunanggal’, and Part C with seven items pertaining to ‘Aintholil’. Data obtained is analyzed thematically and percentage wise. Based on the analysis of 100 Thirunaavukkarasar’s songs, the results show that 96 out of the 100 Thirunaavukkarasar’s songs which were analysed display the element of ‘Sorubam’, and 79 out of the 100 songs display the element of ‘Thadatham’. The research also identified that the understanding about Thirunaavukkarasar is considerably low among the Hindus in context of this research. The research findings has stressed on the necessary steps that should be taken to increase the understanding of Hindus about Thirunaavukkarasar, ‘Sorubam’ and ‘Thadatham’. In conclusion, the findings show that Lord Shiva bestows the elements of ‘Sorubam’ and ‘Thadatham’ upon his devotees to fulfill their lives. The implications of this research is in which, it encourages Hindus to gain deeper understanding and awareness towards Thirunaavukkarasar, ‘Sorubam’ and ‘Thadatham’, and to focus on a broader comperehension of the greatness of Lord Shiva.
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