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.

0935. கவறும் கழகமும் கையும்

0935. Kavarum Kazhakamum Kaiyum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    சூது (Soothu)
    Gaming (Gambling)
  • குறள்
    கவறும் கழகமும் கையும் தருக்கி
    இவறியார் இல்லாகி யார்.
  • விளக்கம்
    சூதாடும் காய்களையும் அது நடைபெறும் இடத்தையும், ஆடும் கைத்திறமையையும் மேற்கொண்டு அதனைக் கைவிடாதவர் திண்ணமாக வறியவராவார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The dice, and gaming-hall, and gamester's art, they eager sought,
    Thirsting for gain- the men in other days who came to nought.
  • Meaning
    Penniless are those who by reason of their attachment would never forsake gambling, the gambling place and the handling (of dice).


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