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.

0056. தற்காத்துத் தற்கொண்டாற் பேணித்

0056. Tharkaaththuth Tharkondaar Penith

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    வாழ்க்கைத் துணைநலம் (Vaazhkkaith Thunainalam)
    The Goodness of the help to Domestic Life
  • குறள்
    தற்காத்துத் தற்கொண்டாற் பேணித் தகைசான்ற
    சொற்காத்துச் சோர்விலாள் பெண்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கற்பிலிருந்து தவறாமல் தன்னைக் காத்தும், தன் கணவனைப் பாதுகாத்தும், இருவரிடத்தும் புகழ் நீங்காமல் காத்தும், தன் கடமைகளில் தவறாமல் நடப்பவளே சிறந்த பெண்ணாவாள்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who guards herself, for husband's comfort cares, her household's fame,
    In perfect wise with sleepless soul preserves, -give her a woman's name.
  • Meaning
    She is a wife who unweariedly guards herself, takes care of her husband, and preserves an unsullied fame.


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