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.

1137. கடலன்ன காமம் உழந்தும்

1137. Kadalanna Kaamam Uzhanthum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    களவியல் (Kalaviyal) - The Pre-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    நாணுத் துறவுரைத்தல் (Naanuth Thuravuraiththal)
    The Abandonment of Reserve
  • குறள்
    கடலன்ன காமம் உழந்தும் மடலேறாப்
    பெண்ணின் பெருந்தக்க தில்.
  • விளக்கம்
    கடல் போன்று கரையற்ற காதல் நோய் வருத்திய போதும், மடற்குதிரை ஏறாது பொறுத்திருக்கின்ற பெண்ணைப்போல மேலான தகுதியுடைய பிறப்பு வேறு இல்லை.
  • Translation
    in English
    There's nought of greater worth than woman's long-enduring soul,
    Who, vexed by love like ocean waves, climbs not the 'horse of palm'.
  • Meaning
    There is nothing so noble as the womanly nature that would not ride the palmyra horse, though plunged a sea of lust.


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