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.

0575. கண்ணிற்கு அணிகலம் கண்ணோட்டம்

0575. Kannirku Anikalam Kannottam

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    கண்ணோட்டம் (Kannottam)
  • குறள்
    கண்ணிற்கு அணிகலம் கண்ணோட்டம் அஃதின்றேல்
    புண்ணென்று உணரப் படும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கண்ணுக்கு அழகு செய்யும் அணியாவது தாட்சணியம்; அந்த ஆபரணம் இல்லையாயின், அது புண் என்று அறிவுடையோரால் அறியப்படும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Benignity is eyes' adorning grace;
    Without it eyes are wounds disfiguring face.
  • Meaning
    Kind looks are the ornaments of the eyes; without these they will be considered (by the wise) to be merely two sores.


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