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.

1237. பாடுபெறுதியோ நெஞ்சே கொடியார்க்கென்

1237. Paaduperuthiyo Nenche Kodiyaarkken

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    உறுப்புநலன் அழிதல் (Uruppunalan Azhithal)
    Wasting Away
  • குறள்
    பாடுபெறுதியோ நெஞ்சே கொடியார்க்கென் வாடுதோட்
    பூசல் உரைத்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    மனமே! கொடியவர்க்கு என் வாடுகின்ற தோள்களினால் உண்டாகின்ற ஆரவாரத்தைச் சொல்லிப் பெருமை கொள்ள மாட்டாயோ?
  • Translation
    in English
    My heart! say ought of glory wilt thou gain,
    If to that cruel one thou of thy wasted arms complain?
  • Meaning
    Can you O my soul! gain glory by relating to the (so-called) cruel one the clamour of my fading shoulders?


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