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.

1129. இமைப்பின் கரப்பாக்கு அறிவல்

1129. Imaippin Karappaakku Arival

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    களவியல் (Kalaviyal) - The Pre-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    காதற் சிறப்புரைத்தல் (Kaathar Sirappuraiththal)
    Declaration of Love's Special Excellence
  • குறள்
    இமைப்பின் கரப்பாக்கு அறிவல் அனைத்திற்கே
    ஏதிலர் என்னும்இவ் வூர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    என் கண் இமைக்குமாயின் உள்ளே இருக்கும் காதலர் மறைவர் என்று எண்ணிக் கண்மூடாது இருப்பேன்; அதனைக் கண்ட ஊரார் என் காதலர் அன்பில்லாதவர் என்று சொல்லுவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    I fear his form to hide, nor close my eyes:
    'Her love estranged is gone!' the village cries.
  • Meaning
    I will not wink, knowing that if I did, my lover would hide himself; and for this reason, this town says, he is unloving.


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