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.

0060. மங்கலம் என்ப மனைமாட்சி

0060. Mangalam Enba Manaimaatchi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    வாழ்க்கைத் துணைநலம் (Vaazhkkaith Thunainalam)
    The Goodness of the help to Domestic Life
  • குறள்
    மங்கலம் என்ப மனைமாட்சி மற்றுஅதன்
    நன்கலம் நன்மக்கட் பேறு.
  • விளக்கம்
    மனைவியும் நற்குண நற்செய்கைகளே இல்வாழ்க்கைக்கு மங்கலம் (நன்மை) என்பர். நல்ல மக்களைப் பெறுதல் அம்மங்கலத்திற்கு அழகு என்றும் அறிவுடையோர் கூறுவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The house's 'blessing', men pronounce the house-wife excellent;
    The gain of blessed children is its goodly ornament.
  • Meaning
    The excellence of a wife is the good of her husband; and good children are the jewels of that goodness.


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