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.

0082. விருந்து புறத்ததாத் தானுண்டல்

0082. Virundhu Puraththathaath Thaanundal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    விருந்தோம்பல் (Virundhombal)
    Cherishing Guests
  • குறள்
    விருந்து புறத்ததாத் தானுண்டல் சாவா
    மருந்தெனினும் வேண்டற்பாற் றன்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    விருந்தினர் வீட்டின் வெளியெயிருக்க, தான் மட்டும் தனித்திருந்து உண்பது அமிழ்தமேயானாலும், அது விரும்பத்தக்கதன்று.
  • Translation
    in English
    Though food of immortality should crown the board,
    Feasting alone, the guests without unfed, is thing abhorred.
  • Meaning
    It is not fit that one should wish his guests to be outside (his house) even though he were eating the food of immortality.


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