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.

1221. மாலையோ அல்லை மணந்தார்

1221. Maalaiyo allai Manandhaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    பொழுதுகண்டு இரங்கல் (Pozhuthukandu Irangal)
    Lamentations at Eventide
  • குறள்
    மாலையோ அல்லை மணந்தார் உயிருண்ணும்
    வேலைநீ வாழி பொழுது.
  • விளக்கம்
    பொழுதே! வாழ்வாயாக! நீ மாலைக் காலம் அல்லை; மனம் செய்து கொண்டவரின் உயிரைக் குடிக்கும் காலமாக இருக்கின்றாய்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Thou art not evening, but a spear that doth devour
    The souls of brides; farewell, thou evening hour!
  • Meaning
    Live, O you evening are you (the former) evening? No, you are the season that slays (married) women.


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