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.

0908. நட்டார் குறைமுடியார் நன்றாற்றார்

0908. Nattaar Kuraimudiyaar Nandraatraar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பெண்வழிச் சேரல் (Penvazhich Cheral)
    Being Led by Women
  • குறள்
    நட்டார் குறைமுடியார் நன்றாற்றார் நன்னுதலாள்
    பெட்டாங்கு ஒழுகு பவர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    நல்ல நெற்றியையுடைய மனைவியின் விருப்பப்படி நடப்பவன், நண்பரது குறைகளையும் நீக்கமாட்டான்; நல்ல அறத்தையும் செய்ய மாட்டான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who to the will of her with beauteous brow their lives conform,
    Aid not their friends in need, nor acts of charity perform.
  • Meaning
    Those who yield to the wishes of their wives will neither relieve the wants of (their) friends nor perform virtuous deeds.


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