Crow in Chanakya Niti (Post No4733)

Date:12 FEBRUARY 2018

 

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Compiled by London swaminathan

 

Post No. 4733

 

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Birds are used by Indian poets to teach people some morals. Crows are very common in India from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. Tamil poet Tiruvalluvar used crow in many of his couplets in the Tamil Veda Tirukkural.

picture by Lalgudi Veda from Tirunallaru temple in Tamil Nadu, Crow Vahana

Chanakya says,

Of men, a barber is cunning, of birds it is crow, of animals it is jackal and of women it is lady gardener.

Naraanaam naapito dhuurtah pakshinaam caiva vaayasah

Catuspadaam srugaalastu striinaam dhuurtaa ca maalinii

Chankaya niti, chapter 5, sloka/verse 21

 

Caandaala bird

 

Of birds it is crow who is Caandaala (wicked), of animals it is dog, of sages it is fiery one, of all it is the one who defames.

 

Pakshinaam kaakascaandaalah pasuunaam caiva kukkurah

Kopii muniinaam caandaalah sarveshaam caiva nindakah

Chanakya niti, chapter 6, sloka 2

Crows eat anything

What is that which the poets do not see, women do not do, drunkards do not blurt out, crows do not eat?

Kavayah kim na pasyanti kim na kurvanti yoshitah

Madhyapaah kim na jalpanti kim na bakshanti vaayasaah

Chapter 10, verse/sloka 4

 

Can crow become an eagle?

One goes up by one’s qualities and not by occupying a high seat. Does a crow by sitting on top of a place turn into Garuda?

Gunairuttamataam yaati noccaira asanasamsthitah

Praasaadasikharasthopi kaakah kim garudaayate

Chapter 16, verse 6

 

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A strange coincidence is that he and other Tamil saints mention only crowas the bird for finding the direction. It is similar to the raven of Sumerian and Biblical stories. Swami Sri Vedanta Desikan who lived around 1300 AD also sang a poem on Vishnu in Kanchipuram. He also used the same simile like Kulasekara.

 

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