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In this contemporary world, people are in search of ways to improve every sphere of life starting from relationship with one’s own self to close ones and society. They are striving to live a balanced life where they can accomplish success in their vocation and perpetuate healthy relationships with oneself, others and society. The quest for identifying the meaning and purpose of one’s life is still going on. Various views and perspectives are available regarding the above issues as this is not a subject being enquired recently. Notions on happiness, wellbeing, meaning in life and so on are enquired and analysed since time immemorial. This study intends to derive insights from the Tamil Sangam literature Naanmanikkadigai which belongs to the Pathinenkeelkanakku for facilitating holistic development in individuals. The qualitative approach of hermeneutic interpretation was used to analyse the contents of the text. A thorough analysis resulted in the extraction of core themes (sub themes) which were then classified into major categories (main themes) based on the relationship between the core themes. The major categories formed from this analysis include: intrapersonal relation, inter personal relationships, vocational mastery, wealth and prosperity, social relationships, just governance, nature and environment and scholarly qualities. These insights can be employed in the overall development of the individuals.