Tamil proverbs by Rev. Percival.  03 indicates the numerical standing of the Tamil proverb.
Heaven is the help of the helpless.   Source of Proverbs and English Translation from Madurai project. This story illustrates the proverb.
Rev Percival wrote Tamil proverbs 1874
God Himself is the help of the helpless.
Source: Proverb source: Madurai Project
Tamil Proverbs with their English Translation
containing upwards of Six thousand proverbs
By The Rev. P. Percival,
Chaplain, Madras Military Female Orphan Asylum:
Author of the "Land of the Veda" etc.
Second Edition, 1874
Madras: Printed and Published at the Dinavartamani Press,
Little Bourne, Mylapore





To the Helpless

Sky (heaven)


PER03. 3. அகதிக்கு ஆகாயம் துணை.
Heaven is the help of the helpless.

Once upon a time in a small village in Tamil Nadu, India, lived a young girl named Meera. She was a helpless child, orphaned at a very young age and left to fend for herself in a world that seemed cold and unforgiving. Meera struggled every day to find food and shelter, often sleeping on the streets, with no one to turn to for support or guidance.

One fateful day, as Meera was wandering through the bustling streets, her frail body weak from hunger, she collapsed near a busy marketplace. Passersby hurriedly passed her by, too caught up in their own lives to notice the desperate plight of the young girl. Meera lay there, helpless and with fading hope, as the world around her continued to buzz with activity.

However, as fate would have it, a kind-hearted woman named Vaidehi happened to pass by the same street. Vaidehi was known in the village for her compassion and willingness to help those in need. When she saw Meera lying on the ground, she immediately rushed to her side, her heart filled with empathy and concern.

Without any hesitation, Vaidehi gently picked up Meera and carried her to a nearby shelter. She provided her with food, clean clothes, and a warm bed, giving Meera a sense of security and comfort she had never known before. Vaidehi decided to take Meera under her wing, becoming her guardian angel, and offering her the love and care that the young girl had been longing for.

Through Vaidehi's guidance and support, Meera began to blossom like a delicate flower. She was enrolled in a local school where she could continue her education and unlock the potential that had been hidden for so long. Meera's innocent laughter filled the walls of their humble home, replacing the echoes of despair that had once plagued the young girl's life.

As years passed, Meera grew into a confident and resilient young woman. With Vaidehi's constant encouragement, she pursued her dreams of becoming a social worker, determined to make a difference in the lives of others who had experienced similar hardships. Meera's journey from a helpless child to a beacon of hope became an inspiration to those around her, reminding them of the power of compassion and the transformative impact it can have.

Together, Meera and Vaidehi continued to spread love and assistance to those in need, carrying the spirit of "அகதிக்கு ஆகாயம் துணை" (Heaven is the help of the helpless) in their hearts. Their remarkable story became a testament to the profound effect one person's kindness and selflessness can have on another's life, a tale that resonated throughout the village and beyond.

And so, the story of Meera, the helpless child saved by happenstance and nurtured by the loving embrace of Vaidehi, serves as a timeless reminder that even the smallest act of compassion can ignite a spark of hope and heal the wounds of a wounded soul.