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.

1029. இடும்பைக்கே கொள்கலம் கொல்லோ

1029. Idumbaikke Kolkalam Kollo

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    குடிசெயல் வகை (KudiSeyal Vagai)
    The Way of Maintaining the Family
  • குறள்
    இடும்பைக்கே கொள்கலம் கொல்லோ குடும்பத்தைக்
    குற்ற மறைப்பான் உடம்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    குடும்பத்துக்குக் குற்றம் வராதபடி காக்கின்றவனது உடம்பு, முயற்சித் துன்பத்துக்கே இடுகலம் ஆகும் போலும்!
  • Translation
    in English
    Is not his body vase that various sorrows fill,
    Who would his household screen from every ill?
  • Meaning
    Is it only to suffering that his body is exposed who undertakes to preserve his family from evil ?


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