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.

1043. தொல்வரவும் தோலும் கெடுக்கும்

1043. Tholvaravum Tholum Kedukkum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    நல்குரவு (Nalkuravu)
  • குறள்
    தொல்வரவும் தோலும் கெடுக்கும் தொகையாக
    நல்குரவு என்னும் நசை.
  • விளக்கம்
    வறுமை என்று சொல்லப்படுகின்ற ஆசை, பழமையாக வரும் குடிப்பெருமையையும், அதனால் வருகின்ற நல்ல புகழையும் ஒருசேரக் கெடுக்கும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Importunate desire, which poverty men name,
    Destroys both old descent and goodly fame.
  • Meaning
    Hankering poverty destroys at once the greatness of (one's) ancient descent and (the dignity of one's) speech.


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