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.

0549. குடிபுறங் காத்தோம்பிக் குற்றம்

0549. Kudipurang Kaaththombik Kutram

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    செங்கோன்மை (Sengonmai)
    The Right Sceptre
  • குறள்
    குடிபுறங் காத்தோம்பிக் குற்றம் கடிதல்
    வடுவன்று வேந்தன் தொழில்.
  • விளக்கம்
    பிறர் குடிகளை வருத்தாமல் காத்து, தானும் வருத்தாது காத்து, அவர்களது குற்றங்களைத் தண்டனையின் மூலம் நீக்குதல் அரசனது தொழிலாகும். அஃது அவனுக்குப் பழியன்று.
  • Translation
    in English
    Abroad to guard, at home to punish, brings
    No just reproach; 'tis work assigned to kings.
  • Meaning
    In guarding his subjects (against injury from others), and in preserving them himself; to punish crime is not a fault in a king, but a duty.


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