PER4. அகதிக்குத் தெய்வமே துணை.  = God Himself is the help for the helpless.
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

God himself


1. In the vibrant land of Tamil Nadu, nestled amidst lush green fields and ancient temples, there was a humble village named Kurinji. The people of Kurinji were hardworking and deeply rooted in their culture and traditions. They believed in the saying, "அகதிக்குத் தெய்வமே துணை" (God Himself is the help of the helpless), and this belief guided them through life's challenges.
2. In Kurinji, there lived a young boy named Arjunan, who had recently lost his parents. Despite his difficult circumstances, Arjunan remained optimistic and resilient. He had no family left, and the villagers sympathized with him. They came together to support him, providing him with food and shelter.

3. One day, as Arjunan was wandering near the outskirts of the village, he stumbled upon an ancient well. Curiosity getting the better of him, he peered into the well and saw a shimmering light at the bottom. Intrigued, he climbed down the old stone steps until he reached the source of the light.

4. To his astonishment, he found a small golden idol of Lord Murugan, the Hindu deity associated with wisdom and courage. Arjunan's heart filled with joy, and he carefully retrieved the idol from the well. He knew that this discovery was no ordinary coincidence; it was a divine intervention.

5. Arjunan decided to take the idol to the village temple and present it to the village elders. The news spread like wildfire, and soon the entire village gathered to witness this auspicious event. With great reverence, Arjun handed over the golden idol to the temple priest, who placed it in the sanctum sanctorum. The historian of the village told the villagers that the idol was put in the well by the priests to safeguard it from the invading army.

6. In the following days, a series of miraculous events unfolded in Kurinji. The villagers noticed that their harvests were more bountiful than ever before, and illnesses seemed to miraculously vanish. The golden hue of prosperity seemed to shine upon the villagers, and they attributed it to the divine presence of Lord Murugan.

7. Inspired by these miracles, the people of Kurinji took it upon themselves to give back to society. They established schools for the underprivileged, built shelters for the homeless, and organized medical camps for the sick. The spirit of compassion and unity filled the air, rejuvenating the entire village.

8. As for Arjunan, he was hailed as a hero and regarded as a chosen one by the villagers. He now lived with a renewed sense of purpose, serving as an inspiration for others. With the unwavering belief that "அகதிக்குத் தெய்வமே துணை" (God Himself is the help of the helpless), he realized that anyone, regardless of their circumstances, could make a difference in the world.

9. Years passed, and Kurinji's fame spread far and wide. It became known as a beacon of hope and compassion, a testament to the power of faith and community. Arjunan's journey continued as he became a mentor for young minds, instilling in them the importance of kindness and the belief that divine help is always there for those in need.

10. And so, the story of Kurinji and Arjunan became a timeless reminder that even in the face of adversity, one can find solace in the divine. Guided by the saying, "அகதிக்குத் தெய்வமே துணை" (God Himself is the help of the helpless), the people of Kurinji embraced compassion, unity, and the belief that miracles can happen when one's heart is filled with faith.