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.

0064. அமிழ்தினும் ஆற்ற இனிதேதம்

0064. Amizhthinum Aatra Inithetham

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    மக்கட்பேறு (Makkatperu)
    The obtaining of Sons
  • குறள்
    அமிழ்தினும் ஆற்ற இனிதேதம் மக்கள்
    சிறுகை அளாவிய கூழ்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தம் குழந்தைகளின் கையால் அளையப்பட்ட சோறு, பெற்றோர்க்கு அமிழ்தத்தை விட மிக்க இனிமையுடையதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Than God's ambrosia sweeter far the food before men laid,
    In which the little hands of children of their own have play'd.
  • Meaning
    The rice in which the little hand of their children has dabbled will be far sweeter (to the parent) than


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