Nandhini

This article is based on Swetha ‘s message sent to Group.

Nandhini is a fictional character created by Kalki. There are lot of mysteries around her. One of them is who is her father and lover. Few places Veerapandiyan portrayed as her father and few places as lover.

Most of the evidences are pointing to the fact that Veerapandiyan is her lover[1]

Evidences for Veerapandiyan – Her Lover

  • Nandhini mentions very clearly that Veerapandiyan is her lover, not only in the first part (Pudhu vellam – Nandhiniyin Kaadhalan) but even also in the fourth part.
  • Just before the murder of Aditya, The head of Pandiyan appears before Nandhini and she exclaims and talks in hallucination like this “Oh Dear ! Have you come ? Welcome !….and so on…”.
  • In the novel whenever Nandhini talks about Veerapandiyan she always says that he is her lover, Even at that critical moment when Pandiya is in great danger.

Evidences for Veerapandiyan – Her Father

  • There is a contradiction where, when she has her final talk with Adithya. Even there, Kalki does not provide this directly. He writes like this, Nandhini said “..My father is …..father is……………..”.
  • Later Vanthiyathevan says to Kundavai that he overheard this conversation and heard that she was mentioning the name of Veerapandiya here. Now, why the author does not provide this fact directly during Nandhini’s final dialoge and provides the info at a much later stage?
  • The other evidence is by Karuthiruman. But remember that Karuthiruman is totally inconsistent in his story. At one point of time he says he fathered Nandhini. He has no interest in cholas and is very faithful to pandiyas. There is no reason for him to reveal such a big secret to Vanthiyathevan, that too during a time pass chat! Remember that he deserts vanthiyathevan instantly.

In the conclusion Kalki says “Just before her death, Nandhini reveals her birth secret to Arulmozhi…”. If Kalki felt that the secret has already been revealed through Vanthiyathevan he need not have written these lines at all.

The fact is that Kalki deliberately confused the readers. Thus Kalki very deleberately presents a very consistent picture throughout the Novel that Veerapandiyan is indeed Nandhini’s Lover.

But who might be her father?

  • Puneeth

    Actually, if you have read the novel correct, you should find that Nandhini is the daughter of Sundara Chola and Umai Rani. Sundara Chola falls unconscious whenever he sees Nandhini and feels that she’s the ghost of Umai Rani.

    During the death of Adithya Karikala(“My father is …..father is……………..”), Nandhini tells that Sundara Chola is her father and she’s the sister of him.

  • gowthami

    “The fact is that Kalki deliberately confused the readers” I agree with this line….. :):)

  • Karthick

    Yes! Sundara chola and Oomai Raani Mandakini are her parents!

  • Sathish David Kumar

    think logically… Umai Rani is mother of Nandhini means , Nandhini should be elder than adtiya karikalan correct??? but kalki mention that younger????????/

    • http://www.facebook.com/pradheep123 Pradheep Raaj

      nice thinking Sathish David Kumar

    • jennie

      The point is.. nandhini mentions b4 revealin 2 karialan dat “y should my mom mus b roamin as a “pitchi” (mental) in lanka…..” vch means d birth of nandhini and her twin brother is a undesirable compulsion put upon her mum. dat victim cld probably b as Veerapandiyan bcoz if Nandhini alone knows who her father is… it is jus bcoz she resembles her mum. so she cld b a accidental daughter of veerapandiyan who thinks her 2 b in d resemblence of d girl of his lust and wants her hand in marrge. dis fact mus b realizd by nandhini only after his death… only after marrien paluvetayar and knowin dat she has a mum resemblin her by d faints of chola chakravathy

  • Satz

    There are many characters which were inconsistent.
    If Nandini’s father is Veera pandian -> Umai Rani’s hubby is Veera Pandian.
    Y Umai Rani saves Sundara chola in Nandini’s assassination plot??

    Sundara Chola flash back says, he was left in a Island where in he married Umai Rani!!
    Umai Rani comes for Sundara Chola ‘pattabishekam’ and after being neglected, she gives birth to twins and she decides to jump off from light house.

    Later, karuthiruman says he rescued him and took him to Veera Pandiya.

    Who is real lover of Umai Rani?? She had love for two men??
    This character is so baseless, why two great kings fell in love with the same tribe girl who is deaf and dumb.

    • http://www.facebook.com/yasodha.govindraj Yasodha Govindraj

      after pattabhisekham umairani wanted to suicide she jumbed fm light house bt luckily karunthiruman saved her and sent her to hte island with veerapandian.she became unconscious and lost her memory abt sundara chola

      • shruthi

        no. karuthiruman took her to periya piratiyar.
        periya pirati gave birth to a dead child.
        after mandhakini gives birth to 2 kids, she runs away from the palace.
        so,periya pirati who lost her baby grows the male kid as her own son and hides the truth from her husband.

        • jennie

          The point is.. nandhini mentions b4 revealin 2 arialan dat “y should my mom mus b roamin as a “pitchi” (mental) in lanka…..” vch means d birth of nandhini and her twin brother is a undesirable compulsion put upon her. dat cld probably b as Veerapandiyan bcoz if Nandhini alone knows who her father is… it is jus bcoz she resembles her mum. so she cld b a accidental daughter of veerapandiyan who thinks her 2 b in d resemblence of d girl of his lust. dis fact mus b realizd by nandhini only after his death… only after marrien paluvetayar and nowin dat she has a mum resemblin her

    • http://www.facebook.com/yasodha.govindraj Yasodha Govindraj

      omai rani loved nly sundara chola.bt veera pandian loved omai rani .so nandhini and madhurandagan father is veerapandian

    • Madhu Mathi

      no.manthakini only loved sundara chola. bt veerapandiyan accidentaly met her & gave birth of two kids

  • sangary

    wht about chenthan amuthan??

    • sruthi

      He is the real mathurandhagan.

  • M.Narayana

    Nandhini is the daughter of Mandakini(Uumai Rani) and Veerapandiyan. Their link should have come about after Sundara Chozhan abandoned Mandakini in the Ilankai forests. Nandhini’s twin brother is Madhuranthagan who later fought with Raja Raja Chozhan(Arulmozhivarman) and got defeated. Nandhini’s aim was to terrorise Sundara Chozha in his deathbed and also to take revenge on Aditya Karikala, who killed her father Veerapandiyan. After she succeeded in these missions, she disappeared into Pandya territory.

    • Vallavaraayan Vanthiyadhevan

      I appreciate m.Narayana.

    • Arun

      I don’t think so .. coz mandakini is loyal to sundara chozan and arul mozhi. She is not adulterated. Nandini is a kind of psycho coz of which she dated pandiyan

  • Suganya

    Puneeth is correct.. Nandhini is the daughter of sundarachola and mandhakini.. Just before the death of adithya karikala she tells that my father is sundara chola (My father is….) and i’m the sis for u..

  • KaMunRa

    I thought Kalki clarified this confusion when he made Madurandagan a Pandya King Amarabujanga.
    Clearly, Abathudhavigal thought he was son of Veerapandyan. We know that Madurandagan and Nandhini are twins. So she must be Veerapandyan’s daughter. It is correct that Kalki deliberately confused the readers up until he decided to flush Madurandagan from Chola kingdom altogether.

  • Madhu Mathi

    veerapandiyan would be her father. bcoz the writer mentioned that nandhini born only after 2 years of sundara chola’s return to tanjore

  • Arun

    Bloody hell … Nandhini loved adithya … Then why the damn she loved that loser pandiyan who runs away from everywhere? She b4 told that since the time she was separated from adithya she became andaal …. I dont think she is pandiyan’s lover. She is known to lie a lot