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.

0803. பழகிய நட்பெவன் செய்யுங்

0803. Pazhagiya Natpeven Seiyung

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பழைமை (Pazhaimai)
  • குறள்
    பழகிய நட்பெவன் செய்யுங் கெழுதகைமை
    செய்தாங்கு அமையாக் கடை.
  • விளக்கம்
    நண்பர் நட்பின் உரிமையால் செய்தவற்றைத் தாம் செய்தாற் போல் ஏற்கவில்லையென்றால், அவரோடு பழகிய நட்புப் பயனற்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    When to familiar acts men kind response refuse,
    What fruit from ancient friendship's use?
  • Meaning
    Of what avail is long-standing friendship, if friends do not admit as their own actions done through the right of intimacy ?


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