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.

0766. மறமானம் மாண்ட வழிச்செலவு

0766. Maramaanam Maanda Vazhichchelavu

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    படையியல் (Padaiyiyal) - Army
  • அதிகாரம்
    படைமாட்சி (Padaimaatchi)
    The Excellence of an Army
  • குறள்
    மறமானம் மாண்ட வழிச்செலவு தேற்றம்
    எனநான்கே ஏமம் படைக்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    வீரமும், மானமும், முன் வீரர்கள் சென்ற வழியில் செல்லுதலும், அரசனால் நம்பப்படுதலும் ஆகிய நான்கும் படைக்குச் சிறந்தவை.
  • Translation
    in English
    Valour with honour, sure advance in glory's path, with confidence;
    To warlike host these four are sure defence.
  • Meaning
    Valour, honour, following in the excellent-footsteps (of its predecessors) and trust-worthiness; these four alone constitute the safeguard of an army.


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