Author: Dr. Shuddhananda Bharati
There are three holy works by which the Tamil language has been universalised and immortalised. They are Thirukkural, Thiruvachakam and Thirumandiram. Thirukkural is the life, Thiruvachakam the heart and Thirumandiram the soul of Tamilian culture. We are here concerned with Thirukkural or Holy Kural of Saint Valluvar. It is a grand mosaic of cultural creation, a repertory of universal thoughts and truths.
It is the one book for all, for all times and a world that lives it shall enjoy eternal peace, harmony, health, wealth, power, grace and bliss. It gives the light of right life, the wealth of practical wisdom, the milk of heart’s abundance, the honey of conjugal bliss and the joy of peace and harmony at home and the wider homeland. It is the Gospel of “Love and give”, a code of soul-luminous life. The whole human aspiration is epitomised in the immortal book – a book for all ages.