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.

0067. தந்தை மகற்காற்று நன்றி

0067. Thanthai Magarkaatru Nandri

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    மக்கட்பேறு (Makkatperu)
    The obtaining of Sons
  • குறள்
    தந்தை மகற்காற்று நன்றி அவையத்து
    முந்தி இருப்பச் செயல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தந்தை மகனுக்குச் செய்யும் நன்மை என்னவென்றால், அவனைக் கற்றவர் சபையில் முதன்மை அடையுமாறு செய்தலாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Sire greatest boon on son confers, who makes him meet,
    In councils of the wise to fill the highest seat.
  • Meaning
    The benefit which a father should confer on his son is to give him precedence in the assembly of the


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