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.

1088. ஒண்ணுதற் கோஒ உடைந்ததே

1088. Onnuthar Kooo Udaindhathe

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    களவியல் (Kalaviyal) - The Pre-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    தகையணங்குறுத்தல் (Thagaiyanangkuruththal)
    Beauty's Dart
  • குறள்
    ஒண்ணுதற் கோஒ உடைந்ததே ஞாட்பினுள்
    நண்ணாரும் உட்குமென் பீடு.
  • விளக்கம்
    போர்க்களத்தில் பகைவரும் அஞ்சும்படியான என் வலிமை, விளங்குகின்ற நெற்றியையுடைய இவள் பொருட்டு அழிந்து விட்டது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Ah! woe is me! my might, That awed my foemen in the fight,
    By lustre of that beaming brow Borne down, lies broken now!
  • Meaning
    On her bright brow alone is destroyed even that power of mine that used to terrify the most fearless foes in the battlefield.


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