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.

1064. இடமெல்லாம் கொள்ளாத் தகைத்தே

1064. Idamellaam Kollaath Thagaiththe

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    குடியியல் (Kudiyiyal) - Miscellaneous
  • அதிகாரம்
    இரவச்சம் (Iravachcham)
    The Dread of Mendicancy
  • குறள்
    இடமெல்லாம் கொள்ளாத் தகைத்தே இடமில்லாக்
    காலும் இரவொல்லாச் சால்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    உணவுக்கு இடமில்லாதபோதும் இரத்தலுக்கு உடன் படாத பண்பு, உலகமெல்லாம் கொள்ள முடியாத பெருமையுடையது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Who ne'er consent to beg in utmost need, their worth
    Has excellence of greatness that transcends the earth.
  • Meaning
    Even the whole world cannot sufficiently praise the dignity that would not beg even in the midst of destitution.


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