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.

0765. கூற்றுடன்று மேல்வரினும் கூடி

0765. Kootrudandru Melvarinum Koodi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    படையியல் (Padaiyiyal) - Army
  • அதிகாரம்
    படைமாட்சி (Padaimaatchi)
    The Excellence of an Army
  • குறள்
    கூற்றுடன்று மேல்வரினும் கூடி எதிர்நிற்கும்
    ஆற்ற லதுவே படை.
  • விளக்கம்
    இயமனே சினந்து எதிர்த்துப் போர் செய்ய வந்தாலும், எதிர்த்து நின்று அவனைத் தடுக்கும் வல்லமையுடையதே படை எனப்படும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    That is a 'host' that joins its ranks, and mightily withstands,
    Though death with sudden wrath should fall upon its bands.
  • Meaning
    That indeed is an army which is capable of offering a united resistance, even if Yama advances against it with fury.


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