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.

0774. கைவேல் களிற்றொடு போக்கி

0774. Kaivel Kalitrodu Pokki

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    படையியல் (Padaiyiyal) - Army
  • அதிகாரம்
    படைச் செருக்கு (Padaich Cherukku)
    Military Spirit
  • குறள்
    கைவேல் களிற்றொடு போக்கி வருபவன்
    மெய்வேல் பறியா நகும்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கையில் வைத்திருந்த வேலை யானை மீது எறிந்து துரத்திவிட்டு, மேல்வரும் யானைமீது எறிய வேல் தேடித் திரிகின்ற வீரன், தன் மார்பில் பாய்ந்து கிடந்த பகைவரின் வேலைப் பிடுங்கி மகிழ்வான்.
  • Translation
    in English
    At elephant he hurls the dart in hand; for weapon pressed,
    He laughs and plucks the javelin from his wounded breast.
  • Meaning
    The hero who after casting the lance in his hand on an elephant, comes (in search of another) will pluck the one (that sticks) in his body and laugh (exultingly).


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