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.

1312. ஊடி இருந்தேமாத் தும்மினார்

1312. Oodi Irunthemaath Thumminaar

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    புலவி நுணுக்கம் (Pulavi Nunukkam)
    Feigned Anger
  • குறள்
    ஊடி இருந்தேமாத் தும்மினார் யாம்தம்மை
    நீடுவாழ் கென்பாக் கறிந்து.
  • விளக்கம்
    யாம் ஊடியிருந்தபோது, நான் ஊடல் தீர்ந்து அவரை 'நெடிது வாழ்க' என்று வாழ்த்துவேன் என்று கருதி, அவர் தும்மினார்.
  • Translation
    in English
    One day we silent sulked; he sneezed: The reason well I knew;
    He thought that I, to speak well pleased, Would say, 'Long life to you!'
  • Meaning
    When I continued to be sulky he sneezed and thought I would (then) wish him a long life.


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