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.

0552. வேலொடு நின்றான் இடுவென்

0552. Velodu Nindraan Iduven

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கொடுங்கோன்மை (Kodungonmai)
    The Cruel Sceptre
  • குறள்
    வேலொடு நின்றான் இடுவென் றதுபோலும்
    கோலொடு நின்றான் இரவு.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஆட்சிக்குரிய கொலை ஏந்திய அரசன் குடிகளிடம் பொருள் வேண்டுதல், வழிப்பறி செய்வோன் வேல் கொண்டு நின்று, வழிச் செல்வோரிடம் பொருள் கேட்டலை ஒக்கும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    As 'Give' the robber cries with lance uplift,
    So kings with sceptred hand implore a gift.
  • Meaning
    The request (for money) of him who holds the sceptre is like the word of a highway robber who stands with a weapon in hand and says "give up your wealth".


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