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.

0092. அகன்அமர்ந்து ஈதலின் நன்றே

0092. Aganamarndhu Eethalin Nandre

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    இனியவை கூறல் (Iniyavai Kooral)
    The Utterance of Pleasant Words
  • குறள்
    அகன்அமர்ந்து ஈதலின் நன்றே முகனமர்ந்து
    இன்சொலன் ஆகப் பெறின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    மனம் மகிழுந்து ஒருவனுக்கு ஒன்றைக் கொடுப்பதை விட, முகம் மலர்ந்து இன்சொல் பேசுதல் சிறந்த தாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    A pleasant word with beaming smile's preferred,
    Even to gifts with liberal heart conferred.
  • Meaning
    Sweet speech, with a cheerful countenance is better than a gift made with a joyous mind.


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