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  • Kundalakesi is a fragmentary Tamil Buddhist epic written by Nathakuthanaar. It is one of the The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature according to later Tamil literary tradition, with the other four being Silappatikaram, Manimekalai, Cīvaka Cintāmaṇi and Valayapathi. The first mention of the "Aimperumkappiyam" occurs in Mayilainathar's commentary of Nannūl. However, Mayilainathar does not mention the names of the five epics. The names of the epics are first mentioned in the late 18th century - early 19th century work Thiruthanikaiula. Earlier works like the seventeenth-century poem Tamil vidu thoothu mention the great epics as Panchkavyams. Its time period has been estimated to be before fifth century C.E. Wikipedia

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