Ninaaikka ninaikka ullamurukum Muppaalinum
Mēlaana nool illai.
There is no book greater than Thirukkural, that will
Melt the heart whenever think.
Palanool sonnaporul sollaamal vittaporul
Kuralilillaatha thonrum illai.
There is nothing missed in the Kural, that many books
Told or anything missed to tell.
Kurlkatru porulkondu aravazhininru vaazhvil
Venrida sērum selvam.
Learn Kural, understand the meaning, follow the path
And succeed in life, to accumulate wealth.
Paayirathodu pahaayirathi munnootrimuppathum paditthalē
Pulavarkku muthal padi.
First step of the poet is to learn the one thousand three
Hundred and thirty three, including preface.
Ivvulakai alanthaan Vaamanan eeradiyaal
Ivvulakiyalai alanthaan Valluvan.
Vamana measured the world with two feet,
Valluva measured the world life.
Kinatrai iraittthaal perukum neerpōla
Kuralai paditthaal arivu.
As the water ooze more when pumped from the well,
So does knowledge, when learn the Kural.
Manithan nadakka thēvai udaleeradi
Manithanaai nadakka Kuraleeradi.
Couple of legs needed to walk for men,
Couplets need to be human.
Aram porulinpam vaazhkkaikkut thunaai
Ammoonrirkkum Kural thunai.
Virtue, wealth and love are the support for the life,
Kural is the support for that three.
Mozhikalil semmozhikalil siranthamozhi Thamizh
Thamizhil siranthanool Kural.
Thamizh is the best language among the classic languages,
Kural is the best book in Thamizh.
Thamizhtthaayai vaazhtthida vanankida siranthavazhi
Valluvanai vaazhtthi vanankuthal.
The best way to greet and pray Thamizh Mother is
Greeting and praying Valluvar.