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.

1308. நோதல் எவன்மற்று நொந்தாரென்று

1308. Nothal Evanmatru Nonthaarendru

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    புலவி (Pulavi)
  • குறள்
    நோதல் எவன்மற்று நொந்தாரென்று அஃதறியும்
    காதலர் இல்லா வழி.
  • விளக்கம்
    இவர் வருந்தினாரென்று அத்துன்பத்தை அறியும் காதலியைப் பெறாதவருக்குப் பிணங்குதலால் பயனில்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    What good can grieving do, when none who love
    Are there to know the grief thy soul endures?
  • Meaning
    What avails sorrow when I am without a wife who can understand the cause of my sorrow?


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