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.

0599. பரியது கூர்ங்கோட்டது ஆயினும்

0599. Pariyathu Koorngkottathu Aayinum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    ஊக்கம் உடைமை (Ookkam Udaimai)
  • குறள்
    பரியது கூர்ங்கோட்டது ஆயினும் யானை
    வெருஉம் புலிதாக் குறின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    யானை பெரிய உடம்பையும், கூர்மையான கொம்புகளையும் உடையதானாலும், புலி தாக்குமானால் அச்சப்படும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Huge bulk of elephant with pointed tusk all armed,
    When tiger threatens shrinks away alarmed!
  • Meaning
    Although the elephant has a large body, and a sharp tusk, yet it fears the attack of the tiger.


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