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Ponniyin Selvan – book, songs, trailer, videos – all resources

Ponniyin Selvan is a historical fiction novel written by Amarar Kalki. During the 1950s, he wrote this book. He never imagined that after 72 years, he would be a trending topic. Line by line, I recently finished listing to 70 hours of Ponniyin Selvan. Even with modern tools and visual planning, it would be difficult to get such detailed information as a book. I’m curious how this man could have collected and framed so many details.

In this article I am going to cover quite a few resources that you want to know about Ponniyin Selvan.

Ponniyin Selvan as Hardcopy Book

You can find this book in Amazon. Purchase from Amazon.

Ponniyin Selvan as e-book

Hardcopy is huge to carry to read as it has 5 big volumes. For that you can try the ebook version. Buy ebook of Ponniyin selvan from Amazon.

Ponniyin Selvan as Comic Version

After reading the full story, I also read the comic version and Nila comics captured it so beautifully. Buy the hard copy from Nila Comics.

Ponniyin Selvan as Audio Book

I listened to all the chapters and storytel has done a fantastic job of producing this audio book. Listen to the audio book from Storytel

Ponniyin Selvan as Narrative YouTube Video

Anban Hemanth has captured the Ponniyin Selvan nicely and presented in an understandable format.

Ponniyan Selvan Songs

The Ponniyin Selvan got trending after Mr. Maniratnam made this as movie. Lots of buzzes around. Even though many knows the story, it is always a treat to see it visually. And when Oscar Winner, Isai Puyal A.R Rahman join hands with him then it is a Magnus opus for Indian Cinema. Here are the songs that got released for the movie.

All the tracks are released as singles, and I have compiled it as an album for you.

Ponniyin Selvan Songs as Jukebok

Ponniyin Selvan Movie Trailer

Wow! Amazing visuals. Hearing it in Mr. Kamal Hassan’s voice adds more depth to it. After theater release, they will release the movie in Amazon Prime.

Ponniyin Selvan’s Wiki Page

Read about Ponniyin Selvan from Wikipedia’s Page

Ponniyin Selvan’s Characters

As a writer, Kalki took two major events in history and wrote this novel. The two major events are:

  1. Aditya Karikalan’s death
  2. Arul Mozhi vermar sacrificing the throne and making Madurantakar as next king

Rest all real and fiction mixed to make it very interesting! Here is the real and fictional characters for you. Comment if I missed any character.

Real Characters

  • Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan
  • Kandhamaaran
  • Sambuvaraiyar
  • Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar
  • Chinna Pazhuvettaraiyar
  • Sundara Chola
  • Vanavan Mahadevi
  • Aditha Karikalan
  • Ilaya Piraati Kundavai Devi
  • Arulmozhi varman
  • Chembiyan Maadevi alias Periya Piratti
  • Vaanathi
  • Senthan Amuthan (Madurantakar)
  • Thirukovalur Malaiyaman alias Milaadudaiyar
  • Parthibendra Pallava
  • Anbil Aniruddha Brahmarayar
  • Boothi Vikramakesari alias Kodumbalur Periya Velar
  • Manimekalai
  • Theveraalan (alias Parameswaran)
  • Idumbankkari,
  • Ravidasan,
  • Soman Sambavan,
  • Revadasa Kiramavithan
  • Kudanthai Jothidar
  • Aacharya Bhikku

Fictional Characters

  • Azhwarkadiyan Nambi
  • Nandini
  • Amarabhujangan Nedunchezhiyan (Old Madurantakar)
  • Mandakini Devi (Oomai Rani)
  • Poonguzhali
  • Thiyaaga Vidankar
  • Karuthiruman
  • The Pandyan Prince
  • Vaani Ammal
  • Rakkammaal
  • Murugaiyan
  • Pinaagapani
  • Chandramathi

Why Arulmozhi Vermar is named as Ponniyin Selvan?

Arulmozhi Vermar is named as Ponniyin selvan after this incident. The king and all his three children was travelling in the boat in Ponni river. Arul Mozhi was kid, and he fell from the boat. Suddenly there was a woman who rescued the kid and vanished. So people believed Ponni river goddess came and rescued the kid. From that day he was called as Ponniyin selvan also known as Ponni’s Son. Later int he story the author revelers who rescued Arulmozhi from that accident.


Even if you see the movie, I would recommend to read the full story to experience the world of Ponniyin Selvan.

Enjoy the Story in various format! Comment if you have questions!

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