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.

1122. உடம்பொடு உயிரிடை என்னமற்

1122. Udambodu Uyiridai Ennamat

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    களவியல் (Kalaviyal) - The Pre-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    காதற் சிறப்புரைத்தல் (Kaathar Sirappuraiththal)
    Declaration of Love's Special Excellence
  • குறள்
    உடம்பொடு உயிரிடை என்னமற் றன்ன
    மடந்தையொடு எம்மிடை நட்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    இப்பெண்ணோடு எம்மிடத்து உண்டான உறவு, உடம்போடு உயிருக்கு எத்தகைய தொடர்பு உண்டோ, அத்தகையது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Between this maid and me the friendship kind
    Is as the bonds that soul and body bind.
  • Meaning
    The love between me and this damsel is like the union of body and soul.


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