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.

1134. காமக் கடும்புனல் உய்க்கும்

1134. Kaamak Kadumpunal Uyikkum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    களவியல் (Kalaviyal) - The Pre-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    நாணுத் துறவுரைத்தல் (Naanuth Thuravuraiththal)
    The Abandonment of Reserve
  • குறள்
    காமக் கடும்புனல் உய்க்கும் நாணொடு
    நல்லாண்மை என்னும் புணை.
  • விளக்கம்
    நாணமும் நல்ல வீரமுமாகிய தெப்பங்களை, காமமாகிய வலிய வெள்ளம் என்னிடமிருந்து பிரித்து அடித்துக் கொண்டு செல்கின்றது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Love's rushing tide will sweep away the raft
    Of seemly manliness and shame combined.
  • Meaning
    The raft of modesty and manliness, is, alas, carried-off by the strong current of lust.


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