Kambar (1180-1250 AD) was a Tamil poet and the author of KambaRamayanam.
Kambar was born inn the family of farmer in Tamil Nadu. The great Chola King honored him with the title KaviChakravarty. He was a great scholar and was an expert in Tamil and Sanskrit languages.
Kambar has written the Kamba Ramayana in a simplified manner. Similar to Valmiki Ramayana it contains almost all the details. Kambar has written the Ramayana in his own style, in addition without editing or deleting any contents from the original version of the ramayanam. It is a great epic, and all the kinds of that time praised it. Similarly not only royalties but also the common people admired his work. Kings and Royalties honored Kambar for his great contribution to Hinduism.
Kamba Ramayana was first delivered in Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam.
In praise of Kambar, there is a popular saying, “that even the mill in his house would sing “(“Kambarveettukkattuththariyumkavipadum”)
Tamil people use the phrase “KambaSutram” in their day-to-day activity.
Whenever a person finds it difficult to understand a particular subject, he will tell that there is some sort of “KAMBA SUTRAM” behind it in conclusion.
The manner of penning poems by him is magnificent. Within a short period of time, he will be able to write a number of poems.
Kambar was also a great devotee of Lord Shiva, Goddess Saraswathi along with other gods as well. He was an admirer of Hinduism. Kambar well verses in all ancient Vedas, Puranas and other divine religious texts and also get to live a noble life and respected others as a result. Let us worship this great “DIVINE POET” and seek his blessings, for getting good knowledge in all the subjects similar to him. Let us praise His name and be blessed.
“OM SREE KAVI CHAKRAVARTHY KAMBARE NAMAHA”
“JAI SREE RAM”