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.

0484. ஞாலம் கருதினுங் கைகூடுங்

0484. Gnaalam Karuthinung Kaikoodung

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    காலம் அறிதல் (Kaalam Arithal)
    Knowing the Fitting Time
  • குறள்
    ஞாலம் கருதினுங் கைகூடுங் காலம்
    கருதி இடத்தாற் செயின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஏற்ற காலத்தை அறிந்து, இடத்தோடு பொருந்தச் செய்வானாயின், அவன் உலகம் முழுதையும் தானே ஆளக்கருதினும் அது முடியும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The pendant world's dominion may be won,
    In fitting time and place by action done.
  • Meaning
    Though (a man) should meditate (the conquest of) the world, he may accomplish it if he acts in the right time, and at the right place.


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