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Thirukural-On Choice Of Right Place(Arena)-Kural-492

Muransaerndha moym pinavarkkum aransaerndham

Aakkam palavum tharum

Even if your force is of diverse nature, motivated and strong,

Defensive fortifications do give added strength.

May be in its organization and equipment, your force is widely different, well organized and stronger. May be, it is well motivated and has high morale too. All the same, in many ways, defensive fortifications could render your position and that of your army much stronger. This Kural emphasises the importance of defensive fortifications for a king.

Right Place

Thiruvalluvar discusses about the importance of the right place to carryout one's plans. In Kural 492, he stresses on defensive fortification.


Thirukural is an ethical treatise belonging to Tamil classical literature, written by Thiruvalluvar. In Kural 492, Thiruvalluvar points talks about the importance of defensive fortification. Ramanandha Adigalar Foundation with the English translation of Thirukural has made it available for a larger reading public.

Story first published: Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 17:03 [IST]
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