Thirukural (திருக்குறள்)

Thirukural (திருக்குறள்)


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A well designed and clearly structured app for better reading of the exemplary tamil literary work, The Thirukural. The app focuses mainly on aesthetics and ergonomics for easier navigation and understanding the context of the literature.

An intro on Thirukkural:

Thirukkural is a classic Tamil sangam literature comprising of 1330 couplets or kurals. It was authored by Thiruvalluvar, a poet who is said to have lived anytime between 2nd century BCE and 5th century CE.

The Thirukkural is one of the most important works in the Tamil language. This is reflected in some of the other names by which the text is given by such as Tamil Marai (Tamil Vedas), Poyyamozhi (words that never fail), etc.

Thirukural is known by many names such as:

உத்தரவேதம் / Uttaravedam - superior Veda
பொய்யாமொழி / Poyyamozhi - statements devoid of untruth
வாயூரை வாழ்த்து / Vayurai Vazhthu - truthful utterances
தெய்வநூல் / Deyvanool - divine book
பொதுமறை / Pothumarai - common-man's Veda
முப்பால் / Muppal - three chaptered
தமிழ் மறை / Tamil Marai - Tamil Veda

There are claims and counter claims as to the authorship of the book and to the exact number of couplets written by Thiruvalluvar. The first instance of the author's name mentioned as Thiruvalluvar is found to be several centuries later in a song of praise called Garland of Thiruvalluvar in Thiruvalluva Malai.

Comments and ratings for Thirukural (திருக்குறள்)
  • (16 stars)

    by EZHILARASAN E on 15/08/2014

    Good app

  • (16 stars)

    by Karthick Karthick on 14/08/2014

    எளிமையானது எப்போதும் சிறப்பு என்பதற்கு உதாரணம் .....

  • (16 stars)

    by Nagaraaj Farmer on 07/08/2014

    Clear layout and easy readability.

  • (16 stars)

    by kailash kumar R.K on 05/08/2014

    Clearly Classified and very readable. Navigation is easier than others

  • (16 stars)

    by Raftar Clothings on 04/08/2014

    Simple but clear to read. Very Lightweight and only app to have decent tamil font.

  • (16 stars)

    by Karthikeyan Gopal on 15/07/2014

    Developers have done a good job. One of the best apps for Thirukural.