The Tirukkural (Tamil: திருக்குறள்), shortly known as the Kural, is a classic Tamil what we have today as Kural.”] (Avvaiyar, ancient Tamil poet, c. Avvai KuRaL is a new Nano series of bite-sized bloggets, umm.. venerable tamil poetess AvvaiyAr, in the astounding KuRaL poetry format. How did Avvaiyar (a Tamil poetess) know and write about atoms years ago Meaning: Thirukkural is as powerful as the energy of the seven large oceans.

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The commentaries by Thirumalaiyar and Mallar are lost. Appadurai, Pulavar Kulandhai, Actor N.

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TNN 26 July The Kural is structured into chapters, each containing 10 couplets or kuralsfor a total of 1, couplets. Manali Lakshmana Mudaliar Specific Endowments. This publication was later used by ‘Vallalar’ Ramalinga Adigal to teach the Kural to the masses. Dandapani Desikar and Chidambaram C.

On Tamil Literature of South India. Institute of Asian Studies. Kursl and Nagarjuna Adi Shankara.

Praise of Tirukkural

Readings from Thirukkural Sanskrit text with English translation. Archived from the original on 3 October Unlike the mystic philosopher of Lao Tzu or the law-giving prophets of the Judaeo-Christian traditionValluvar remained a philosopher concerning with the svvaiyar conduct of a common individual.

In their isolated form, that is, when removed from the content-structure, the couplets lose their structural meaning, the most important of the two, with the isolated distiches still remaining charming and interesting in themselves. University of Madras Press.

In the culture of Bharat, i. Several ancient Indian literature such as ManusmritiKautilya ‘s ArthashastraKamandaka ‘s Nitisara bear likeness with the second book Porulthe book on wealth, of the Kural text, while Vatsyayana ‘s Kamasutra shares similarities with Abvaiyarthe third book of the Kural text the book on love.


However, the manuscript remained unpublished and was first reported by the Annual Report of the Cochin Archeological Department for the year to Book I—Book of Virtue 38 chapters Chapter 1.

Essays and Tributes on Tirukkural — AD 1 ed. Purnalingam PillaiC.

Save for the highly educated circle of scholars and elites outside the Kurla land, the Kural remained largely unknown to the outside world for close to one-and-a-half millennia. Valluvar’s treatment of the chapters on moral vegetarianism or veganism [a] and non-killing reflects the Jain precepts, where these are stringently enforced. Venugopal Sharma in[24] was accepted by the state and central governments as the standardised version. The works of Dharumar, Dhaamatthar, and Nacchar are only partially available.

Moolamum Eliya Urai Vilakkamum] in Tamil 1st ed. View vibrant Life in our Universe through Swamy’s lens! Tiruvallam Bhaskaran Nair Meitei: By using this site, you agree to the Avvaiyat of Use and Privacy Policy. Blackburn,pp. Tarlochan Singh Bedi Sanskrit: The ten canonical medieval commentators include ManakkudavarDharumarDhamattharNaccharParidhiyarThirumalaiyarMallarPari PerumalKaalingarand Avvvaiyarall of whom lived between the 10th and the 13th centuries CE.

Retrieved wvvaiyar December When he was in charge of the Madras treasury and mint, he also issued a gold coin bearing Valluvar’s image. Kindersley John Lazarus S.

With the rediscovery of the image of Valluvar inthe portrait of the author with matted hair and a flowing beard, as drawn by artist K. The first instance of the author’s name mentioned as “Valluvar” is found to be several centuries later in a song of praise called the Tiruvalluva Maalai.


Pradeep Chakravarthy and Ramesh Ramachandran August 16—31, InValluvar Kottama monument to honor the Kural literature and its author, was constructed in Chennai.

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Nine traditional names had already been in use to refer avvaiayr the book during the time of writing of the Tiruvalluva Maalaia eulogy written on the Kural by various poets between the 1st and 11th centuries CE. VaradarajanNamakkal kavignarThirukkuralar V. In intellectual terms, it is written on the avviayar of secular ethicsexpounding a universal, moral and practical attitude towards life.

Archived from the original on 3 October Government of India, Prime Minister’s Office. Many of these authors have translated the work into their languages. It is a standing repute to modern Tamil. Monsieur Arielwho translated the Kural text into French, thus praised it as “the book without a name by an author without a name.

Unlike Kamasutra, which is all about eros and techniques of sexual fulfillment, the Kural text of Inbam remains a poetic appreciation of flowering human love as explicated by the Sangam agvaiyar concept of intimacy, known as aham in the Tamil literary tradition. Kurl ‘s Kavithalayaa Productions opened its films with the very first couplet of the Kural sung in the background.

The Journal of the American Oriental Society. The term Tirukkural is a compound word made of two individual terms, tiru and kural. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 14 October Tirukkural with English Translation and Explanation.