Silappadigaram story was written by Ilangovadigal, a Prince-turned-Jain-Saint some 1400 years ago in Tamil poetry and who lived in South India at that time. This story revolves round an anklet which was the cause for the death of her husband Kovalan, the King Pandian and his queen. She was a chaste woman and proved her husband Kovalan not guilty and invoked the fire god to burn the whole city of Madurai for the miscarriage of justice by the King Pandian. The whole story was written in pure Tamil poetry of those period. Poet Rajaram Ramachandran has made his best efforts to translate the story in simple English for the reading pleasure of poetry lovers in the West and East.