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.

0907. பெண்ணேவல் செய்தொழுகும் ஆண்மையின்

0907. Penneval Seithozhugum Aanmaiyin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    பெண்வழிச் சேரல் (Penvazhich Cheral)
    Being Led by Women
  • குறள்
    பெண்ணேவல் செய்தொழுகும் ஆண்மையின் நாணுடைப்
    பெண்ணே பெருமை உடைத்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    மனைவி ஏவியதைச் செய்து திரிகின்றவரின் ஆண்மையைவிட, நாணமுடைய பெண் தன்மையே மேன்மை உடையது.
  • Translation
    in English
    The dignity of modest womanhood excels
    His manliness, obedient to a woman's law who dwells.
  • Meaning
    Even shame faced womanhood is more to be esteemed than the shameless manhood that performs the behests of a wife.


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