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.

0090. மோப்பக் குழையும் அனிச்சம்

0090. Moppak Kuzhaiyum Anichcham

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    விருந்தோம்பல் (Virundhombal)
    Cherishing Guests
  • குறள்
    மோப்பக் குழையும் அனிச்சம் முகந்திரிந்து
    நோக்கக் குநழ்யும் விருந்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    அனிச்சப்பூ, மோந்து பார்த்தல் வாடும்; விருந்தினரோ, விருந்தளிப்பவரின் முகம் வேறுபட்டுத் தோன்றினாலே வாடுவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The flower of 'Anicha' withers away, If you do but its fragrance inhale;
    If the face of the host cold welcome convey, The guest's heart within him will fail.
  • Meaning
    As the Anicham flower fades in smelling, so fades the guest when the face is turned away.


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