Tuesday, April 8, 2014

                                  Mahakavi Kumaran Asan Smarakam      


Mahakavi  Asan Smarakam is situated  at Thonnakkal, near Mangalapuram in Thiruvananthapuram District. It is one of the important monuments, which was built in commemoration of the great Malayalam poet Kumaran Asan.The smarakam is managed by Kumaran Asan Memorial Committee.The smarakam is functioning in a  building with  beautiful lawn and  garden. Sculpture of vasavadatta and savithri antharjanam adds much beauty to the surroundings. 

 Mahakavi Kumaran Asan (1873–1924)

 Kumaran asan was the famous poet, Philosopher, a social reformer and a disciple of Sree Narayana Guru. Kumaran Asan initiated a revolution in Malayalam  poetry in the first quarter of the 20th century, transforming it from the metaphysical to the lyrical. Deep moral and spiritual commitment is evident in Asan's poetry. His works are an eloquent testimony of poetic concentration and dramatic contextualization.

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