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.

1262. இலங்கிழாய் இன்று மறப்பின்என்

1262. Ilankizhaai Indru Marappinen

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    அவர்வயின் விதும்பல் (Avarvayin Vithumbal)
    Mutual Desire
  • குறள்
    இலங்கிழாய் இன்று மறப்பின்என் தோள்மேல்
    கலங்கழியும் காரிகை நீத்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    விளக்குகின்ற அணி அணிந்த தோழியே! இன்று என் காதலரை மறந்ததால், என் தோள்கள் அழகினை இழந்து மெலியும்; அதனால் வளையல்கள் கழன்று விடும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    O thou with gleaming jewels decked, could I forget for this one day,
    Henceforth these bracelets from my arms will slip, my beauty worn away.
  • Meaning
    O you bright-jewelled maid, if I forget (him) today, my shoulders will lose their beauty even in the other life and make my bracelets loose.


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