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.

1146. கண்டது மன்னும் ஒருநாள்

1146. Kandathu Mannum Orunaal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    களவியல் (Kalaviyal) - The Pre-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    அலர் அறிவுறுத்தல் (Alar Arivuruththal)
    The Announcement of the Rumour
  • குறள்
    கண்டது மன்னும் ஒருநாள் அலர்மன்னும்
    திங்களைப் பாம்புகொண் டற்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    நான் காதலரைக் கண்டது ஒருநாளே; அதனால் எழுந்த தூற்றுதல் சந்திரனைப் பாம்பு பற்றியது போல் உலகெங்கும் பரவிற்று.
  • Translation
    in English
    I saw him but one single day: rumour spreads soon
    As darkness, when the dragon seizes on the moon.
  • Meaning
    It was but a single day that I looked on (my lover); but the rumour thereof has spread like the seizure of the moon by the serpent.


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