Thirukkural – 1196
One sided love is misery; if matched evenly
On both sides, like kavadi*, it is blessed.
ஒருதலையான் இன்னாது, காமம்; காப் போல
*Kavadi – pole carried on shoulder by devotees with sacrificial offerings on both ends. (Hindi – Kanvar?)
He has gone away to earn wealth. She pines for him. She says “Only I pine for him. He doesn’t think about me. One sided love is nothing but misery. Love is blessed when it is matched evenly on both sides, like the kavadi”
இன்னாது – painful
கா – kavadi