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.

0054. பெண்ணின் பெருந்தக்க யாவுள

0054. Pennin Perundhakka Yaavula

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    வாழ்க்கைத் துணைநலம் (Vaazhkkaith Thunainalam)
    The Goodness of the help to Domestic Life
  • குறள்
    பெண்ணின் பெருந்தக்க யாவுள கற்பென்னும்
    திண்மைஉண் டாகப் பெறின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    மனைவியிடத்தில் கற்பு என்னும் மன உறுதி உண்டாகியிருக்கப் பெற்றால், கணவன் அடைய கூடியவற்றுள் அம்மனைவியைவிட மேலான பொருள் வேறு இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    If woman might of chastity retain,
    What choicer treasure doth the world contain?
  • Meaning
    What is more excellent than a wife, if she possess the stability of chastity?


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