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.

1086. கொடும்புருவம் கோடா மறைப்பின்

1086. Kodumpuruvam Kodaa Maraippin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    களவியல் (Kalaviyal) - The Pre-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    தகையணங்குறுத்தல் (Thagaiyanangkuruththal)
    Beauty's Dart
  • குறள்
    கொடும்புருவம் கோடா மறைப்பின் நடுங்கஞர்
    செய்யல மன்இவள் கண்.
  • விளக்கம்
    வளைந்த புருவங்கள் நேராக நின்று மறைத்தால் இவள் கண்கள் நடுங்குவதற்குக் காரணமான துன்பத்தைச் செய்யமாட்டா.
  • Translation
    in English
    If cruel eye-brow's bow, Unbent, would veil those glances now;
    The shafts that wound this trembling heart Her eyes no more would dart.
  • Meaning
    Her eyes will cause (me) no trembling sorrow, if they are properly hidden by her cruel arched eyebrows.


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