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.

0086. செல்விருந்து ஓம்பி வருவிருந்து

0086. Selvirundhu Ombi Varuvirundhu

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    விருந்தோம்பல் (Virundhombal)
    Cherishing Guests
  • குறள்
    செல்விருந்து ஓம்பி வருவிருந்து பார்த்திருப்பான்
    நல்வருந்து வானத் தவர்க்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    வந்த விருந்தினரை உபசரித்துவிட்டு, இனிவரும் விருந்தினரை உபசரிக்கக் காத்திருப்பவன், தேவர்கட்கு நல்ல விருந்தினனாவான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The guest arrived he tends, the coming guest expects to see;
    To those in heavenly homes that dwell a welcome guest is he.
  • Meaning
    He who, having entertained the guests that have come, looks out for others who may yet come, will be a welcome guest to the inhabitants of heaven.


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