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.

0053. இல்லதென் இல்லவள் மாண்பானால்

0053. Illathen Illaval Maanbaanaal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    வாழ்க்கைத் துணைநலம் (Vaazhkkaith Thunainalam)
    The Goodness of the help to Domestic Life
  • குறள்
    இல்லதென் இல்லவள் மாண்பானால் உள்ளதென்
    இல்லவள் மாணாக் கடை.
  • விளக்கம்
    மனைவி நற்குண நற்செய்கைகள் உடையவளானால் கணவனிடத்தில் இல்லாதது இல்லை. அவள் அவ்வாறு இல்லாதவளானால் வாழ்க்கையில் ஒன்றும் இல்லை ஆகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    There is no lack within the house, where wife in worth excels,
    There is no luck within the house, where wife dishonoured dwells.
  • Meaning
    If his wife be eminent (in virtue), what does (that man) not possess? If she be without excellence, what does (he) possess ?


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