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.

0767. தார்தாங்கிச் செல்வது தானை

0767. Thaarthaangich Chelvathu Thaanai

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    படையியல் (Padaiyiyal) - Army
  • அதிகாரம்
    படைமாட்சி (Padaimaatchi)
    The Excellence of an Army
  • குறள்
    தார்தாங்கிச் செல்வது தானை தலைவந்த
    போர்தாங்கும் தன்மை அறிந்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    தன்மீது வந்த பகைப்படையைத் தடுக்கும் முறையை அறிந்து, அப்பகைவரது முன்னனிப்படையைத் தன்மீது வராமல் தடுத்து, தான் அதன்மீது செல்ல வல்லதே படையாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    A valiant army bears the onslaught, onward goes,
    Well taught with marshalled ranks to meet their coming foes.
  • Meaning
    That is an army which knowing the art of warding off an impending struggle, can bear against the dust-van (of a hostile force).


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