By my spoken words and written expressions, I hold three as my mentors
From heaven who hold my hands once I step out of my home at any time
And bring me back safe home. One is THIRUVALLUVAR second Is
Mahatma Gandhi and the third is Mahakavi Bharathiyar. all great souls!
Thiruvalluvar known as Valluvar, a celebrated Tamil poet
And philosopher. author of Thirukkuṛaḷ, a collection of
One thousand three hundred and thirty couplets on ethics,
Political and economical matters, and love. The text is
An exceptional and widely cherished work of the Tamil Saint Poet.
Translated into more than ninety languages-highest in the world.
Thiruvalluvam is not for reading, doing research to get a doctorate
It is for life and living following its dictates unreservedly !
Tiruvalluvar statue at Kanyakumari.
Uttamadhanapuram Venkatasubbaiyer Swaminatha Iyer
A great Tamil scholar and researcher instrumental in bringing
Out many long-forgotten works of classical Tamil literature to light.
His singular effort over five decades brought to light major
Literary works in Tamil and contributed vastly to the enrichment
Of its literary heritage. Iyer published over 90 books in his lifetime!
All were on a variety of matters connected to classical Tamil literature,
And collected over three thousand paper manuscripts, palm-leaf Manuscripts and notes of Various kinds. affectionately called Tamil Thatha That is Grandfather of Tamil.
Was born on this day the Nineteenth February In Eighteen Fifty Five,
Lived up to Twenty Eighth April Nineteen Forty Two!
All languages in the world were enriched by remarkable
Works of great and highly versatile scholars in the language.
Tamil one of the most ancient languages in the world
Had a long roll of honor of such scholars being revered.
One among them is the GRAND FATHER of Tamil seen above.
OF THE THREE of my mentors from their heavenly abode one is
The great Tamil Saint Poet born nearly three thousand years
Ago in Chennai,Tamillnadu! THIRUVALLUVAR, a versatile Tamil poet
And philosopher. author of the magnum opus Thirukkuṛaḷ,
A collection of couplets one thousand three hundred and thirty
On ethics, political and economical matters, and love.
An exceptional and widely cherished work in Tamil literature ]
Little is known for sure about his family background, religious
Affiliation, or birthplace. He is believed to have lived at least in the town of Mylapore and Maraimalai Adigal gives thirty one BCE as the birth year of Valluvar,
Valluvar has influenced a wide range of scholars down the ages since his time
Across the ethical, social, political, economical, religious, philosophical, and Spiritual spheres. long been venerated as a great sage, and his Thirukkural a classic.
The other two mentors are Mahatma Gandhi and Bharathiyar
Who guide me and take me by their hands as I step out
And bring me back home safe and sound. They constantly
Sit on my study table in the form of their writings!
ENVIUS THOUGHTS crosses 2,32,000 views.
I am glad to share with you that with the 750th view at 12.00 hrs yesterday viz Wednesday the 15th January 2020, (15/01/2020) , total views of the BLOG crossed the landmark TWO LAC AND THIRTY TWO THOUSAND (2,32,000) from more than 219 countries around the world on the 1810th day and 1845th post, thanks to your support and encouragement. Kindly continue.
Yesterday’s total views 1144!!!!
IS* Indian Saint
Avvaiyar (c. 1st and 2nd century AD), Tamil literature
ஔவைக் கிழவி நம் கிழவி
அமுதின் இனிய சொற்கிழவி
செவ்வை நெறிகள் பற்பலவும்
தெரியக் காட்டும் தமிழ்க்கிழவி
கூழுக்காகக் கவி பாடும்
கூனற் கிழவி அவர் உரையை
வாழும் வாழ்வில் ஒரு நாளும்
மறவோம் மறவோம் மறவோமே
Avvai kizavi nam kizavi
Amudhin iniya sorkizavi
Sevvai nerikaL parpalavum
Theriyak kaattum thamizk kizavi.
Koozukkaaka kavi paadum
Koonar kizavi avar uraiyai
vaazum vaazvil oru naaLum
maravom, maravom, maravomae!
Avvai old lady is our old lady
Giving words sweeter than nectar
Many many noble principles
Showing old lady Tamil old lady!
Singing poems for food
Hunchbaked lady her words of wisdom
Not a day in our living life
Will not forget, will not forget, will not forget!
Picture depicts Lord Muruga outwitting Avvayar with ”சுட்டபழம் வேணுமா, சுடாத பழம் வேணுமா” episode!
Ninety Seven years ago this day fell an Institution
Great movement he was-the patriotic poet of the Nation
A poet par excellent, writer and speaker fell a victim
To a temple elephant whom he used to feed while in Madras!
From politics to religion, freedom to womens liberation
He wrote poetry and prose in thousands including education
Multi linguist he was, handled all languages with felicity
Poverty struck poet and politician of the days of yore!
After a near century, on all national occasions
His songs are sung- vibrant and young they are all
May be on the nation, Gods and religions, nature tall
His writings inspire the young and old, read and unread!
India that is Bharath with its hoary culture
Intellectual and spiritual literature
Add greatness and earn place of pride among the nations
One great work was Thirukkural- winning admiration!
Tamil saint Poet Thiruvalluvar was born this day
More than two thousand years ago- a sacred day
Authored the great work of couplets thousand three hundred
And thirty-covering virtues, wealth and love- a wonder.
Greatness of a country depends on the quality
Of its people- culture, knowledge and nobility.
Culture and literature it has produced for long
Greatly valued and recognized by the world along!
-N V Subbaraman
“ENVIUS THOUGHTS” VIEWS CREATE A HISTORY!
Since the launch of the Blog on 28/2/2015, day’s overall views at 11.30 hrs-less than the first 12 hours the day registered 536 views.
Some of the highlights:
- Highest view score in less than 12 hours of the day: 536
- ‘Achieved on the 1053rd day and 1101st post.
- Over all score crosses 1,25,000 -ONE LAKH AND TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND- mark
- Shortest time taken for 1000 views-just less than FOUR DAYS
I thank Tamil Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar- today is his day- post is titled “TIRUVALLUVAR DAY IS TODAY”. I am grateful to the Goddess of Learning, WordPress, MY ESTEEMED VIEWERS from more than 210 countries of the world.
Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharathi one of the three of my mentors from his heavenly abode was born on this day in 1882. Here is a tribute paid by Barathi’s ardent admirer BARATHI DHASAN under the title BARATHI ULLAM – Barathi’s Heart!
His original in Tamil and my translation in English form today’s Envius Thoughts.
சாதி ஒழித்திடல் நன்று –நல்ல
தமிழ் வளர்த்தல்மற் றொன்று
பாரதியை நாடு மறந்தால்-மற்றப்
சாதிப் பிணிப்பற்ற தோளே –நல்ல
தண்டமிழ் வாளினைத் தூக்கும்!
பன்னும் நம் பாரதியாரின் –நல்ல
பச்சை அன் புள்ளத்தி னின்று
நன்று பிறந்த இப் பேச்சு – நம்
நற்றமிழர்க் கெழில் மூச்சு!
செந்தமிழ் நாட்டினிற் பற்றும் – அதன்
சீருக்கு நல்ல தோர் தொண்டும்
நிந்தை இலாதவை அன்றோ! –எந்த
நேரமும் பாரதி நெஞ்சம்
கந்தையை எண்ணுவதில்லை – கையிற்
காசை நினைப்பதும் இல்லை.
செந்தமிழ் வாழிய! வாழி – நல்ல
செந்தமிழ் நாடென்று வாழ்ந்தார்.
Good to get rid of castes –Good
To develop Tamil is the next.
If Barathi is forgotten –remaining
Half cannot prosper!
Shoulder sans the bondage of castes – heavy
Armoury can shoulder!
Caring our Barathi’s – sweet
Speech was born from his loving heart- our
Sound breathes of dear Tamils!
Love for our dear Tamil Land- for
Its prosperity our service
Blemishless indeed are they!- At
No time Barathi’s heart
Thought of his rags –nor
Cared about his hands empty of money.
“Long live great Tamil!! Live – great
Tamil land” –so he lived his life!