உடற்கூற்றுவண்ணம் Patinathar’s poem on life- Part 1 – Birth -Utarkurruvanam
Utarkurruvanam or The harmony of components parts of the Human body is poem written by the great Cittar Patinathar. This poems retains the cynical view of life typical to him. The poem details life from an embryo to death and finally ashes. I am posting the translation of this poem in 4 parts – Life, Youth,Old Age,Death.
The first part of the beautiful translation of the Patinathar poem by Kamil Zvelebil follows,