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.

0809. கெடாஅ வழிவந்த கேண்மையார்

0809. Kedaaa Vazhivandha Kenmaiyaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பழைமை (Pazhaimai)
  • குறள்
    கெடாஅ வழிவந்த கேண்மையார் கேண்மை
    விடாஅர் விழையும் உலகு.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிரியாது பழைமையாக வந்த நட்பை உடையவரது நட்பை, அவர் பிழை நோக்கி விடாதவரை உலகம் விரும்பும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Friendship of old and faithful friends,
    Who ne'er forsake, the world commends.
  • Meaning
    They will be loved by the world, who have not forsaken the friendship of those with whom they have kept up an unbroken long-standing intimacy.


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