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.

0762. உலைவிடத்து ஊறஞ்சா வன்கண்

0762. Ulaividaththu Ooranjaa Vankan

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    படையியல் (Padaiyiyal) - Army
  • அதிகாரம்
    படைமாட்சி (Padaimaatchi)
    The Excellence of an Army
  • குறள்
    உலைவிடத்து ஊறஞ்சா வன்கண் தொலைவிடத்துத்
    தொல்படைக் கல்லால் அரிது.
  • விளக்கம்
    போரிலே அழிவு வந்தபோது வலிமை குறைந்தாலும் இடையூற்றுக்கு அஞ்சாத மாட்சிமை, தொன்று தொட்டுப் படைப்பயிற்சி செய்து வரும் மூலப்படைக்கன்றி உண்டாகாது.
  • Translation
    in English
    In adverse hour, to face undaunted might of conquering foe,
    Is bravery that only veteran host can show.
  • Meaning
    Ancient army can alone have the valour which makes it stand by its king at the time of defeat, fearless of wounds and unmindful of its reduced strength.


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