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.

0550. கொலையிற் கொடியாரை வேந்தொறுத்தல்

0550. Kolaiyir Kodiyaarai Vendhoruththal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    செங்கோன்மை (Sengonmai)
    The Right Sceptre
  • குறள்
    கொலையிற் கொடியாரை வேந்தொறுத்தல் பைங்கூழ்
    களைகட் டதனொடு நேர்
  • விளக்கம்
    மன்னன் கொடியவர்களைக் கொலை செய்வதன் மூலம் தண்டித்தலானது, பயிர்களுக்கு இடையூறு செய்யும் புற்களைக் களைந்தெறிவது போன்றதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    By punishment of death the cruel to restrain,
    Is as when farmer frees from weeds the tender grain.
  • Meaning
    For a king to punish criminals with death, is like pulling up the weeds in the green corn.


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