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.

1313. கோட்டுப்பூச் சூடினும் காயும்

1313. Kottuppooch Choodinum Kaayum

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    புலவி நுணுக்கம் (Pulavi Nunukkam)
    Feigned Anger
  • குறள்
    கோட்டுப்பூச் சூடினும் காயும் ஒருத்தியைக்
    காட்டிய சூடினீர் என்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    நான் கிளைகளில் மலர்ந்த மலர்களால் ஆன மாலையைச் சூடினாலும், 'நீர் விரும்பும் ஒருத்திக்கு இதனைக் காட்டும் பொருட்டுச் சூடினீர்' என்று கூறிக் கோபிப்பாள்.
  • Translation
    in English
    I wreathed with flowers one day my brow, The angry tempest lowers;
    She cries, 'Pray, for what woman now Do you put on your flowers?'
  • Meaning
    Even if I were adorned with a garland of branch-flowers, she would say I did so to show it to another woman.


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