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.

0016. விசும்பின் துளிவீழின் அல்லால்மற்

0016. Visumbin Thuliveezhin Allaalmat

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    வான் சிறப்பு (Vaan Sirappu)
    The Excellence of Rain
  • குறள்
    விசும்பின் துளிவீழின் அல்லால்மற் றாங்கே
    பசும்புல் தலைகாண்பு அரிது.
  • விளக்கம்
    மேகத்திலிருந்து மழைத்துளி விழுந்தாலல்லாமல், பசுமையான புல்லின் தலையையும் காண முடியாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    If from the clouds no drops of rain are shed.
    'Tis rare to see green herb lift up its head.
  • Meaning
    If no drop falls from the clouds, not even the green blade of grass will be seen.


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