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.

1273. மணியில் திகழ்தரு நூல்போல்

1273. Maniyil Thgazhtharu Noolpol

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    குறிப்பறிவுறுத்தல் (Kuripparivuruththal)
    The Reading of the Signs
  • குறள்
    மணியில் திகழ்தரு நூல்போல் மடந்தை
    அணியில் திகழ்வதொன்று உண்டு.
  • விளக்கம்
    மணியில் கோக்கப்பட்ட நூல் வெளியே தெரிவது போல, இவளது அழகில் தோன்றும் குறிப்பொன்று உண்டு.
  • Translation
    in English
    As through the crystal beads is seen the thread on which they 're strung
    So in her beauty gleams some thought cannot find a tongue.
  • Meaning
    There is something that is implied in the beauty of this woman, like the thread that is visible in a garland of gems.


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