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.

1271. கரப்பினுங் கையிகந் தொல்லாநின்

1271. Karappinung Kaiyikand Thollaanin

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    குறிப்பறிவுறுத்தல் (Kuripparivuruththal)
    The Reading of the Signs
  • குறள்
    கரப்பினுங் கையிகந் தொல்லாநின் உண்கண்
    உரைக்கல் உறுவதொன் றுண்டு.
  • விளக்கம்
    நீ மறைக்க விரும்பினாலும் உன் மையுண்ட கண்கள் உன்னை மீறி எனக்குச் சொல்ல விரும்புவது ஒன்று உண்டு.
  • Translation
    in English
    Thou hid'st it, yet thine eye, disdaining all restraint,
    Something, I know not, what, would utter of complaint.
  • Meaning
    Though you would conceal (your feelings), your painted eyes would not, for, transgressing (their bounds), they tell (me) something.


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