Thirukkural & Sanatana Dharma
Explore the profound connection between Thirukkural and Sanatana Dharma in this enlightening course. Dive into the historical, civilizational and philosophical dimensions of Thirukkural, uncovering its deep-rooted ties to the ancient ethos of Hindu civilization. Discover how Maharishi Tiruvalluvar’s verses resonate with the principles of Dharma, and gain insights into the harmonious coexistence of Tamil culture and rituals within the broader Bharatiya heritage and Dharma Shastras.Enroll Now
*The Course may not be offered if the number of registrations is less than 15.
12 December 2023 - 19 March 2024
6:00 PM IST-7:00 PM IST
Welcome to our Thirukkural & Sanatana Dharma course, where we embark on a profound journey to unravel the rich tapestry of wisdom woven into the verses of Thirukkural. This course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the historical, cultural, and philosophical context of Thirukkural and its deep-rooted connection to Sanatana Dharma, the eternal and universal principles of righteousness. This course will also provide deeper understanding of how the Maharishi Tiruvalluvar and other great rishis thought alike and spread the Dharma through their text to the people of this land.
- Historical and Cultural Context: Gain insight into the historical and cultural milieu in which Maharishi Tiruvalluvar composed Thirukkural.
- Thirukkural’s Significance: Understand the place of Thirukkural in Tamil literature and its enduring relevance.
- Exploring Thirukkural: Explore the structure and philosophy of Thirukkural, delving into its relationship with Sanathana Dharma.
- Comparative Analysis: Compare Thirukkural with similar texts in Sanskrit, such as the Bhagavad Gita, Manu Smriti, Needhi Shathagam, and Artha Shastras.
By the end of this course, you will:
- Be able to recite Thirukkural verses that echo the principles found in Dharma Shastras.
- Understand the word-by-word meaning of select Thirukkural verses and recognize their Vedic origins.
- Grasp the profound philosophical insights embedded in Thirukkural and similar texts within the realm of Dharma Shastras.
- Selected Thirukkural verses
- Excerpts from Dharma Shastras, including Bhagavad Gita, Manu Smriti, Needhi Shathagam, and Artha Shastras
- Historical background of Dharma
- Relevance of Tirukkural to Dharma
- “Tirukkural – Exposition” by Parimelazhagar
- “Tirukkural – Compilation of commentaries” by K.V. Jagannathan
- “Tirukkural and Dharma Shastras” by Dr. Nagaswami
- Live sessions
- Access to class recordings (for asynchronous participation)
- Certificate of Completion upon successful course completion
Join us on this illuminating journey as we explore the timeless wisdom of Thirukkural and its deep-rooted connection to Sanatana Dharma. Gain a profound understanding of the moral and ethical principles that have guided humanity for centuries. Enroll now and embark on this enlightening quest.
*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.