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.

1280. பெண்ணினால் பெண்மை உடைத்தென்ப

1280. Penninaal Penmai Udaiththenba

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    குறிப்பறிவுறுத்தல் (Kuripparivuruththal)
    The Reading of the Signs
  • குறள்
    பெண்ணினால் பெண்மை உடைத்தென்ப கண்ணினால்
    காமநோய் சொல்லி இரவு.
  • விளக்கம்
    காதல் நோயைக் கண்களால் அறிவித்து வேண்டுதல், பெண் தன்மையிலும் சிறந்த பெண் தன்மையை உடையது என்று கூறுவர்.
  • Translation
    in English
    To show by eye the pain of love, and for relief to pray,
    Is womanhood's most womanly device, men say.
  • Meaning
    To express their love-sickness by their eyes and resort to begging bespeaks more than ordinary female excellence.


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