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.

0554. கூழுங் குடியும் ஒருங்கிழக்கும்

0554. Koozhung Kudiyum Orungkizhakkum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கொடுங்கோன்மை (Kodungonmai)
    The Cruel Sceptre
  • குறள்
    கூழுங் குடியும் ஒருங்கிழக்கும் கோல்கோடிச்
    சூழாது செய்யும் அரசு.
  • விளக்கம்
    பின் வருவதை நினையாமல் நீதி தவறி ஒன்றைச் செய்கின்ற மன்னவன், அச்செயலால் பொருளையும், குடிகளையும் ஒருங்கு இழப்பான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Whose rod from right deflects, who counsel doth refuse,
    At once his wealth and people utterly shall lose.
  • Meaning
    The king, who, without reflecting (on its evil consequences), perverts justice, will lose at once both his wealth and his subjects.


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