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.

0919. வரைவிலா மாணிழையார் மென்தோள்

0919. Varaivilaa Maanizhaiyaar Menkol

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    வரைவின் மகளிர் (Varaivin Magalir)
    Wanton Women
  • குறள்
    வரைவிலா மாணிழையார் மென்தோள் புரையிலாப்
    பூரியர்கள் ஆழும் அளறு.
  • விளக்கம்
    கட்டுப்பாடில்லாத, அழகிய அணிகள் அணிந்த பொது மகளிரின் மெல்லிய தோள்கள், அறிவில்லாத கீழ்மக்கள் அழுந்தும் நரகமாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The wanton's tender arm, with gleaming jewels decked,
    Is hell, where sink degraded souls of men abject.
  • Meaning
    The delicate shoulders of prostitutes with excellent jewels are a hell into which are plunged the ignorant base.


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