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.

0526. பெருங்கொடையான் பேணான் வெகுளி

0526. Perungkodaiyaan Penaan Veguli

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    சுற்றந் தழால் (Sutrand Thazhaal)
    Cherishing One's Kindred
  • குறள்
    பெருங்கொடையான் பேணான் வெகுளி அவனின்
    மருங்குடையார் மாநிலத்து இல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் மிகுந்த கொடையுடையவனுமாய், சினத்தை விரும்பாதவனுமாய் இருப்பானாயின் அவனைப் போலச் சுற்றமுடையவர் இவ்வுலகத்தில் இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    Than one who gifts bestows and wrath restrains,
    Through the wide world none larger following gains.
  • Meaning
    No one, in all the world, will have so many relatives (about him), as he who makes large gift, and does not give way to anger.


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