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.

0448. இடிப்பாரை இல்லாத ஏமரா

0448. Idippaarai Illaatha Yemaraa

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    பெரியாரைத் துணைக்கோடல் (Periyaaraith Thunaikkodal)
    Seeking the Aid of Great Men
  • குறள்
    இடிப்பாரை இல்லாத ஏமரா மன்னன்
    கெடுப்பா ரிலானுங் கெடும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    இடிந்து அறிவுரை கூறும் பெரியோரைத் துணையாகக் கொள்ளாத மன்னன், தன்னைக் கெடுக்கும் பகைவர் இல்லையாயினும் கெடுவான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The king with none to censure him, bereft of safeguards all,
    Though none his ruin work, shall surely ruined fall.
  • Meaning
    The king, who is without the guard of men who can rebuke him, will perish, even though there be no one to destroy him.


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