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.

0015. கெடுப்பதூஉம் கெட்டார்க்குச் சார்வாய்மற்

0015. Keduppathooum Kettaarkkuch Chaarvaaimat

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    பாயிரம் இயல்(Paayiram Iyal) - Introduction
  • அதிகாரம்
    வான் சிறப்பு (Vaan Sirappu)
    The Excellence of Rain
  • குறள்
    கெடுப்பதூஉம் கெட்டார்க்குச் சார்வாய்மற் றாங்கே
    எடுப்பதூஉம் எல்லாம் மழை.
  • விளக்கம்
    பெய்யாமல் மக்களைக் கெடுக்க வல்லதும் மழை; அவ்வாறு கெட்டவர்குத் துணையாக அமைந்து அவர்களை வாழ வைக்க வல்லதும் மழையே.
  • Translation
    in English
    'Tis rain works all: it ruin spreads, then timely aid supplies;
    As, in the happy days before, it bids the ruined rise.
  • Meaning
    Rain by its absence ruins men; and by its existence restores them to fortune.


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