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.

0055. தெய்வம் தொழாஅள் கொழுநன்

0055. Deivam Thozhaaal Kozhual

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    வாழ்க்கைத் துணைநலம் (Vaazhkkaith Thunainalam)
    The Goodness of the help to Domestic Life
  • குறள்
    தெய்வம் தொழாஅள் கொழுநன் தொழுதெழுவாள்
    பெய்யெனப் பெய்யும் மழை.
  • விளக்கம்
    தெய்வத்தைத் தொழாதவளாய்த் தன் கணவனைத் தெய்வம் என நினைத்து, அவனைத் தொழுது காலையில் துயில் எழுகின்றவள் பெய்யென்று சொல்ல மழை பெய்யும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    No God adoring, low she bends before her lord;
    Then rising, serves: the rain falls instant at her word!
  • Meaning
    If she, who does not worship God, but who rising worships her husband, say, "let it rain," it will rain.


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