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.

1219. நனவினால் நல்காரை நோவர்

1219. Nanavinaal Nalkaarai Novaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    கனவுநிலை உரைத்தல் (Kanavunilai Uraiththal)
    The Visions of the Night
  • குறள்
    நனவினால் நல்காரை நோவர் கனவினால்
    காதலர்க் காணா தவர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கனவிலே தம் காதலரைக் கண்டறியாத மகளிர், நனவிலே அவர் வந்து அருள் செய்யவில்லை என்று அவர் அறிய வருந்திக் கூறுவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    In dreams who ne'er their lover's form perceive,
    For those in waking hours who show no love will grieve.
  • Meaning
    They who have no dear ones to behold in their dreams blame him who visits me not in my waking hours.


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