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.

0332. கூத்தாட்டு அவைக்குழாத் தற்றே

0332. Kooththaattu Avaikkuzhaath Thatre

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
  • குறள்
    கூத்தாட்டு அவைக்குழாத் தற்றே பெருஞ்செல்வம்
    போக்கும் அதுவிளிந் தற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவனிடத்தில் பெருஞ்செல்வம் உண்டாதல், கூத்தாடுகின்ற சபையில் அதனைப் பார்க்கக் கூட்டம் வந்து கூடினாற் போன்றது; அச்செல்வம் கெட்டுப் போதல், கூத்தாட்டம் முடிந்ததும் அக்கூட்டம் கலைந்து போவதைப் போன்றது.
  • Translation
    in English
    As crowds round dancers fill the hall, is wealth's increase;
    Its loss, as throngs dispersing, when the dances cease.
  • Meaning
    The acquisition of wealth is like the gathering together of an assembly for a theatre; its expenditure is like the breaking up of that assembly.


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