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.

0964. தலையின் இழிந்த மயிரனையர்

0964. Thalaiyin Izhindha Mayiranaiyar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    மானம் (Maanam)
  • குறள்
    தலையின் இழிந்த மயிரனையர் மாந்தர்
    நிலையின் இழிந்தக் கடை.
  • விளக்கம்
    நல்ல குடியில் பிறந்த மனிதர் தம் நிலையிலிருந்து தாழ்ந்தவிடத்துத் தலையிலிருந்து வீழ்ந்த மயிர் போன்றவராவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Like hairs from off the head that fall to earth,
    When fall'n from high estate are men of noble birth.
  • Meaning
    They who have fallen from their (high) position are like the hair which has fallen from the head.


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