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.

0782. நிறைநீர நீரவர் கேண்மை

0782. Niraineera Neeravar Kenmai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    நட்பு (Natpu)
  • குறள்
    நிறைநீர நீரவர் கேண்மை பிறைமதிப்
    பின்னீர பேதையார் நட்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    அறிவுடையவர் நட்பு சந்திரனது பிறை நிறைவது போல நாள்தொறும் வளரும் தன்மையுடையது; அறிவில்லாதவர் நட்பு நிறைமதி பின் குறைவதுபோல நாள்தொறும் குறையுந்தன்மை யுடையது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Friendship with men fulfilled of good Waxes like the crescent moon;
    Friendship with men of foolish mood, Like the full orb, waneth soon.
  • Meaning
    The friendship of the wise waxes like the new moon; (but) that of fools wanes like the full moon.


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