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.

1119. மலரன்ன கண்ணாள் முகமொத்தி

1119. Malaranna Kannaal Mugamoththi

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    களவியல் (Kalaviyal) - The Pre-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    நலம் புனைந்துரைத்தல் (Nalam Punaindhuraiththal)
    The Praise of her Beauty
  • குறள்
    மலரன்ன கண்ணாள் முகமொத்தி யாயின்
    பலர்காணத் தோன்றல் மதி.
  • விளக்கம்
    சந்திரனே, மலர் போன்ற கண்கள் உடையவளது முகத்தை ஒத்திருக்க விரும்பினால் நீ பலர் காணும்படி தோன்றாதிருக்க வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    If as her face, whose eyes are flowers, thou wouldst have charms for me,
    Shine for my eyes alone, O moon, shine not for all to see!
  • Meaning
    O moon, if you wish to resemble the face of her whose eyes are like (these) flowers, do not appear so as to be seen by all.


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