Thirukural written by Thiruvalluvar consists of three books, the first book on Aram (the Way or Dharma), the second on Porul (Material or Artha) and the third on Inbam (Joy or Kama).

There are 37 chapters in the first book, the first four called Payiram or Prefactory Matter, the next twenty about Ill-Aram (the householder’s Dharma) and the next thirteen about Turavaram (the path of Renunciation). The second book on Porul contains seventy chapters, the first twenty dealing with Kings and their Duties, the succeeding thirty two chapters with the other matters concerning the State, and next thirteen, with Sundry Concerns. The third book on Inbam contains twenty five chapters, the first seven being on Pre Marital Love (Kalavu) and the next eighteen on Marital Love.

There are 133 chapters in all, each chapter contains ten distichs in the metre known as Kural and the work itself is now called by that name.

0018. சிறப்பொடு பூசனை செல்லாது

0018. Sirappodu Poosanai Sellaathu

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    வான் சிறப்பு (Vaan Sirappu)
    The Excellence of Rain
  • குறள்
    சிறப்பொடு பூசனை செல்லாது வானம்
    வறக்குமேல் வானோர்க்கும் ஈண்டு.
  • விளக்கம்
    மழை தவறாது பெய்யவில்லையென்றால், தேவர்களுக்கு இவ்வுலகத்தில் செய்யப்படும் விழாவும் பூசைகளும் நடைபெறா.
  • Translation
    in English
    If heaven grow dry, with feast and offering never more,
    Will men on earth the heavenly ones adore.
  • Meaning
    If the heaven dry up, neither yearly festivals, nor daily worship will be offered in this world, to the celestials.


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