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.

1173. கதுமெனத் தாநோக்கித் தாமே

1173. Kadhumenath Thaanokkith Thaame

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    கண்விதுப்பழிதல் (Kanvithuppazhithal)
    Eyes Consumed with Grief
  • குறள்
    கதுமெனத் தாநோக்கித் தாமே கலுழும்
    இதுநகத் தக்க துடைத்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    அன்று விரைவாகத் தாம் பார்த்துத் தாமே இருந்து இப்பொழுது அழுகின்றன. இக்கண்களின் அறியாச் செயல் சிரிக்கத் தக்கதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    The eyes that threw such eager glances round erewhile
    Are weeping now. Such folly surely claims a smile!
  • Meaning
    They themselves looked eagerly (on him) and now they weep. Is not this to be laughed at ?


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