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An Introduction to The Tirukkural

An Introduction to The Tirukkural

This INDICA Course offers an opportunity to know more about Maharishi Tiruvalluvar and gain an understanding of how Hindu civilizational ethos is reflected in his beautiful composition The Tirukkural.

Enroll today for an insight into the historical and civilizational context, philosophical approach and the influence of  The Tirukkural.

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*The Course may not be offered if the number of registrations is less than 15.

15 Hours
Date & Time

6 March 2023 - 12 June 2023

7:00 PM -8:00 PM IST

Every Monday


Course Fee: ₹2500
Enrollment Guide
Medium of Instruction
One year from the beginning of the course
Online through Indica Courses Learning Portal
Contact Details



This course serves to introduce the learner, through the verses of The Tirukkural itself (with English and Sanskrit translations), to the philosophy of The Tirukkural and how it was designed as a compendium of the Vedic Dharmashastras.

This course will also provide deeper understanding of how Maharishi Tiruvalluvar has been worshipped and honored for this compilation along with a historical context of the text and its place in Tamil literature.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding of the historical and cultural context of Maharishi Tiruvalluvar’s work
  • Understanding the place of Tirukkural in Tamil literature
  • Orientation to the structure of Tirukkural & relationship to Vedic culture
  • Orientation to the historical honor and respect accorded to Maharishi Tiruvalluvar

Course Outcomes

  • Recitation of important Tirukkural verses.
  • Word by word meaning of the said Tirukkural verses and understanding their Vedic roots
  • Grasp of the structure of the Tirukkural text and the topics covered

Course Syllabus

  • Selected Thirukkural verses
  • Tiruvalluva Maalai (Garland to Tiruvalluvar)
  • Historical background of Maharishi Tiruvalluvar
  • Relevance of Tirukkural to Dharmashastras

Reading List

  • Tirukkural – Exposition by Parimelazhagar
  • Tirukkural – Compilation of commentaries by K.V. Jagannathan
  • Tirukkural – Commentary by Swami Omkarananda

Course includes

  • Live sessions
  • Access to class recordings (for asynchronous participation)
  • Certificate of Completion


*Please note that if the number of registrations is less than 15, this Indica Course may not be offered. Learners will be notified about this decision, and their money will be refunded.


Vasanth Parthasarathy

Vasanth Parthasarathy is a software professional based out of Chennai. Qualified as an engineer, Vasanth has been active in social work for over 22 years; Having been a part of cultural education for children for over 18 years and was a part of the editorial team of a youth magazine. With a keen interest in education and developmental psychology, Vasanth has helped start multiple social organizations in diverse areas of interest. Vasanth is the founder of Vishva Vidya Foundation which is focused on recovering Tamil Education and Bharatiya Shiksha.


Vinoth Kumar Shanmugam

Vinoth Kumar Shanmugam is a teacher in Physics. Having graduated in Physics and with multiple post-graduations in Education, English and Education Management, he cleared his NET and presently doing research in Indic Educational system. Having 15 years of experience in teaching values and ethics through many NGOs. Has his own NGO involved in education for more than 10 years. Yoga trainer and motivational speaker for the last 15 years. Conducted various workshop in the core subject and in the ethical values and morals. Vinoth is a Trustee of Vishva Vidya Foundation which is focused on recovering Tamil Education and Bharatiya Shiksha.

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