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.

1284. ஊடற்கண் சென்றேன்மன் தோழி

1284. Oodarkan Sendrenman Thozhi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    புணர்ச்சி விதும்பல் (Punarchchi Vithumbal)
    Desire for Reunion
  • குறள்
    ஊடற்கண் சென்றேன்மன் தோழி அதுமறந்து
    கூடற்கண் சென்றதுஎன் னெஞ்சு.
  • விளக்கம்
    தோழியே, அவரோடு பிணங்க நினைத்துச் சென்றேன்; என் மனம் அதை மறந்து சேர்தலில் சென்றது.
  • Translation
    in English
    My friend, I went prepared to show a cool disdain;
    My heart, forgetting all, could not its love restrain.
  • Meaning
    O my friend! I was prepared to feign displeasure but my mind forgetting it was ready to embrace him.


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