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Simple Sketches of Thirukkural

Madras Literary Society had hosted today an exhibition on Thirukkural (திருக்குறள்). Mr Dhanasekaran Muthu who is an eminent architect hailing from Thanjavur had drawn simple sketches for each of the 1330 Thirukkural couplets by classical Tamil Poet Thiruvalluvar. The sketches were exhibited around the library, it was interesting to go around seeing the exhibits. Thank you Mr Dhanasekaran for making Thirukkural easier to approach for today’s kids, my son loved seeing and reading them.

Those who find happiness in attending guests and feeding the poor daily, will no way have a miserable life

வருவிருந்து வைகலும் ஓம்புவான் வாழ்க்கை பருவந்து பாழ்படுதல் இன்று. (குறள் எண்: 83)

To those who meditate the feet of Him who is void of desire or aversion, evil shall never come.

வேண்டுதல் வேண்டாமை இலானடி சேர்ந்தார்க்கு யாண்டும் இடும்பை இல (குறள் எண்: 4)

Those who have taken no part in the benevolence of hospitality shall (at length lament) saying, “we have laboured and laid up wealth and are now without support.”

பரிந்தோம்பிப் பற்றற்றேம் என்பர் விருந்தோம்பி வேள்வி தலைப்படா தார். (குறள் எண்: 88)

Hate yourself for not doing honorable things; Why hate those who dispraise you

புகழ்பட வாழாதார் தந்நோவார் தம்மை இகழ்வாரை நோவ தெவன். (குறள் எண்: 237, Thirukural No. 237)


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