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.

0632. வன்கண் குடிகாத்தல் கற்றறிதல்

0632. Vankan Kudikaaththal Katraridhal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அமைச்சியல் (Amaichchiyal) - Ministers of State
  • அதிகாரம்
    அமைச்சு (Amaichchu)
    The Office of Minister of State
  • குறள்
    வன்கண் குடிகாத்தல் கற்றறிதல் ஆள்வினையோடு
    ஐந்துடன் மாண்டது அமைச்சு.
  • விளக்கம்
    அஞ்சாமை, நற்குடிப்பிறப்பு, நாட்டைக் காத்தல், நீதி நூல்களைக் கற்றறிதல், முயற்சியுடைமை ஆகிய ஐந்திலும் மாட்சிமையுடையவனே அமைச்சனாவான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    A minister must greatness own of guardian power, determined mind,
    Learn'd wisdom, manly effort with the former five combined.
  • Meaning
    The minister is one who in addition to the aforesaid five things excels in the possession of firmness, protection of subjects, clearness by learning, and perseverance.


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