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.

0218. இடனில் பருவத்தும் ஒப்புரவிற்கு

0218. Idanil Paruvaththum Oppuravirku

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஒப்புரவறிதல் (Oppuravaridhal)
    The Knowledge of What is Benefitting a Man's Position
  • குறள்
    இடனில் பருவத்தும் ஒப்புரவிற்கு ஒல்கார்
    கடனறி காட்சி யவர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கடமைகளை அறிந்த நல்லறிவுடையவர், செல்வம் சுருங்கிய காலத்திலும் பிறர்க்கு உதவி செய்வதற்குத் தளரமாட்டார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    E'en when resources fall, they weary not of 'kindness due,'-
    They to whom Duty's self appears in vision true.
  • Meaning
    The wise who know what is duty will not scant their benevolence even when they are without wealth.


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