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.

0476. நுனிக்கொம்பர் ஏறினார் அஃதிறந்

0476. Nunikkombar Yerinaar Akthirandh

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    வலியறிதல் (Valiyaridhal)
    The Knowledge of Power
  • குறள்
    நுனிக்கொம்பர் ஏறினார் அஃதிறந் தூக்கின்
    உயிர்க்கிறுதி ஆகி விடும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    மரக்கிளையின் நுனியிலே ஏறி நிற்பவர் அதற்கு மேலும் ஏறத் துணிவு கொள்வாரானால், அத்துணிவு உயிருக்கு முடிவு ஆகிவிடும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who daring climbs, and would himself upraise
    Beyond the branch's tip, with life the forfeit pays.
  • Meaning
    There will be an end to the life of him who, having climbed out to the end of a branch, ventures to go further.


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