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.

0974. ஒருமை மகளிரே போலப்

0974. Orumai Magalire Polap

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    பெருமை (Perumai)
  • குறள்
    ஒருமை மகளிரே போலப் பெருமையும்
    தன்னைத்தான் கொண்டொழுகின் உண்டு.
  • விளக்கம்
    கற்புடைய பெண்களைப் போல் ஒருவன் தன்னைத் தான் காத்துக் கொண்டு நடக்க வல்லவனாயின், அவனிடம் பெருமைக் குணம் உண்டாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Like single-hearted women, greatness too,
    Exists while to itself is true.
  • Meaning
    Even greatness, like a woman's chastity, belongs only to him who guards himself.


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