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.

1118. மாதர் முகம்போல் ஒளிவிட

1118. Maathar Mugampol Olivida

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    களவியல் (Kalaviyal) - The Pre-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    நலம் புனைந்துரைத்தல் (Nalam Punaindhuraiththal)
    The Praise of her Beauty
  • குறள்
    மாதர் முகம்போல் ஒளிவிட வல்லையேல்
    காதலை வாழி மதி.
  • விளக்கம்
    சந்திரனே, வாழ்வாயாக! இப்பெண்ணின் முகம் போல ஒளிவிடக் கூடுமாயின், நீயும் என்னால் விரும்பப்படத்தக்காய்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Farewell, O moon! If that thine orb could shine
    Bright as her face, thou shouldst be love of mine.
  • Meaning
    If you can indeed shine like the face of women, flourish, O moon, for then would you be worth loving?


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