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.

0057. சிறைகாக்கும் காப்பெவன் செய்யும்

0057. Siraikaakkum Kaappevan Seiyum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல்(Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    வாழ்க்கைத் துணைநலம் (Vaazhkkaith Thunainalam)
    The Goodness of the help to Domestic Life
  • குறள்
    சிறைகாக்கும் காப்பெவன் செய்யும் மகளிர்
    நிறைகாக்கும் காப்பே தலை.
  • விளக்கம்
    மகளிரைக் காவல் வைத்துக் காத்தலால் பயனில்லை; அவர்கள் தம் ஒழுக்கத்தால் தம்மைக் காத்துக் கொள்கிற காவலே சிறந்தது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Of what avail is watch and ward?
    Honour's woman's safest guard.
  • Meaning
    What avails the guard of a prison? The chief guard of a woman is her chastity.


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