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.

1133. நாணொடு நல்லாண்மை பண்டுடையேன்

1133. Naanodu Nallaanmai Pandudaiyen

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    களவியல் (Kalaviyal) - The Pre-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    நாணுத் துறவுரைத்தல் (Naanuth Thuravuraiththal)
    The Abandonment of Reserve
  • குறள்
    நாணொடு நல்லாண்மை பண்டுடையேன் இன்றுடையேன்
    காமுற்றார் ஏறும் மடல்.
  • விளக்கம்
    வெட்கத்தோடு நல்ல வீரமும் முன்னமே உடையேன். அவை காதல் காரணமாக நீங்குதலால், இப்பொழுது நான் காமம் மிகுந்தார் ஏறும் மடற்குதிரையை உடையவனாவேன்.
  • Translation
    in English
    I once retained reserve and seemly manliness;
    To-day I nought possess but lovers' 'horse of palm'.
  • Meaning
    Modesty and manliness were once my own; now, my own is the palmyra horse that is ridden by the lustful.


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