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.

0045. அன்பும் அறனும் உடைத்தாயின்

0045. Anbum Aranum Udaiththaayin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    இல்வாழ்க்கை (Ilvaazhkkai)
    Domestic Life
  • குறள்
    அன்பும் அறனும் உடைத்தாயின் இல்வாழ்க்கை
    பண்பும் பயனும் அது.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனது குடும்ப வாழ்க்கையில் கணவன் மனைவியர்க்கு இடையே அன்பும் அறம் செய்யும் குணமும் இருக்குமானால், அதுவே அவ்வாழ்க்கையின் பண்பும் பயனும் ஆகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    If love and virtue in the household reign,
    This is of life the perfect grace and gain.
  • Meaning
    If the married life possess love and virtue, these will be both its duty and reward.


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