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.

0744. சிறுகாப்பிற் பேரிடத்த தாகி

0744. Sirukaapir Peridaththa Thaagi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரணியல் (Araniyal) - Essentials of a State
  • அதிகாரம்
    அரண் (Aran)
    The Fortification
  • குறள்
    சிறுகாப்பிற் பேரிடத்த தாகி உறுபகை
    ஊக்கம் அழிப்ப தரண்.
  • விளக்கம்
    காக்க வேண்டிய இடம் சிறியதாயும், அகன்ற இடத்தையுடையதாயும், சூழ்ந்த பகைவைன் ஊக்கத்தை அழிப்பதாயும் உள்ளதே அரண்.
  • Translation
    in English
    A fort must need but slight defence, yet ample be,
    Defying all the foeman's energy.
  • Meaning
    A fort is that which has an extensive space within, but only small places to be guarded, and such as can destroy the courage of besieging foes.


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