Finance Minister ,P Chidambaram while presenting the Union Budget, quotes Saint Tiruvalluvar . A beautiful kural .

“Karumam Sidhaiyamal Kannoda Vallarku
Urimai Udaithu Iv Ulagu”

“The world is his who does his job
With compassion”

Being a Tamilian , I feel ashamed for not having learnt the Thirukkural. The only kural that I know by heart is that which gets said in every Balachander’s film !

"Agara Muthala Yelluthellam Aadhi
Bhagawan Mudhatre Ullagu"

" 'A' leads letters; the Ancient Lord
Leads and lords the entire world"

3 comments :: Thirukkural

  1. me to did not read the thirukurral as I've never went to tamil school. but i do find some time to read it, all i need now is an english translation to understand it. sad but true alot of tamilians doesnt know the greatest tamil literature. Hope one day all tamils will know this by heart.

  2. GP,

    The English transalations are available in net. There are quitea number of good ones .I should also try understanding kurals through the English translation.

    Prabhu S

    3:49 PM

  3. Anonymous

    5:25 PM