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Thirukural-On Choice Of Right Time-Kural 482

Paruvathoadu otta olukal thiruvinaith

Thiraamai aarkkum kayiru.

Tying up operational details to the season"s variations is the rope,

Which binds the king inseparably to prosperity.

The ability of a prince or a leader to adapt his plans for the proposed enterprise to the requirements of the concerned season is, as it were, the talisman that would assure him continuing good fortune through all his endeavour.

An one-line dictum of this nature is recorded inAthichudi as follows:

“Paruvathe payir sey" (Aaathichoodi)

On the choice of right time

Thiruvalluvar in Thirukural emphasises on the choice of right time and opportunity, especially by an administrative to attain success.


Thirukural is an ethical treatise belonging to Tamil classical literature, written by Thiruvalluvar. In Kural 482, Thiruvalluvar points out the importance of carrying out operations at the right time would bestow eternal success, especially an administrator. Ramanandha Adigalar Foundation with the English translation of Thirukural has made it available for a larger reading mass.

Story first published: Thursday, October 28, 2010, 17:35 [IST]
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