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.

0011. வான்நின்று உலகம் வழங்கி

0011. Vaannindru Ulagam Vazhangi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    வான் சிறப்பு (Vaan Sirappu)
    The Excellence of Rain
  • குறள்
    வான்நின்று உலகம் வழங்கி வருதலால்
    தான்அமிழ்தம் என்றுணரற் பாற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    மழை தவறாது பெய்தலால் இந்த உலகம் (உயிர்கள்) வாழ்ந்து வருகின்றது. ஆகையால், அந்த மழை உயிர்களுக்குச் சாவா மருந்து (அமிர்தம்) என்று சொல்லத் தக்கது.
  • Translation
    in English
    The world its course maintains through life that rain unfailing gives;
    Thus rain is known the true ambrosial food of all that lives.
  • Meaning
    By the continuance of rain the world is preserved in existence; it is therefore worthy to be called ambrosia.


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