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.

1113. முறிமேனி முத்தம் முறுவல்

1113. Murimeni Muththam Muruval

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    களவியல் (Kalaviyal) - The Pre-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    நலம் புனைந்துரைத்தல் (Nalam Punaindhuraiththal)
    The Praise of her Beauty
  • குறள்
    முறிமேனி முத்தம் முறுவல் வெறிநாற்றம்
    வேலுண்கண் வேய்த்தோ ளவட்கு.
  • விளக்கம்
    மூங்கில் போன்ற திரண்ட தோளுடையவளுக்கு உடம்பு தளிர் நிறம்; பற்கள் முத்துப் போன்றவை; மணம் இயற்கையாய் அமைந்த மணம்; மை எழுதிய கண்கள் வேல் போன்றவை.
  • Translation
    in English
    As tender shoot her frame; teeth, pearls; around her odours blend;
    Darts are the eyes of her whose shoulders like the bambu bend.
  • Meaning
    The complexion of this bamboo-shouldered one is that of a shoot; her teeth, are pearls; her breath, fragrance; and her dyed eyes, lances.


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