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.

0020. நீர்இன்று அமையாது உலகெனின்

0020. Neerindru Amaiyaathu Ulagenin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    வான் சிறப்பு (Vaan Sirappu)
    The Excellence of Rain
  • குறள்
    நீர்இன்று அமையாது உலகெனின் யார்யார்க்கும்
    வான்இன்று அமையாது ஒழுக்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    எவ்வகையால் உயர்ந்தவரும் நீர் இல்லாமல் இவ்வுலகில் வாழ முடியாது. அதுபோலத் தண்ணீரின் இடையறாத ஓட்டமும் மழை பெய்யவில்லையென்றால் இல்லையாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    When water fails, functions of nature cease, you say;
    Thus when rain fails, no men can walk in 'duty's ordered way'.
  • Meaning
    If it be said that the duties of life cannot be discharged by any person without water, so without rain there cannot be the flowing of water.


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