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.

1317. வழுத்தினாள் தும்மினேன் ஆக

1317. Vazhuththinaal Thumminen Aaga

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    இன்பத்துப்பால் (Inbaththuppaal) - Love
  • இயல்
    கற்பியல் (Karpiyal) - The Post-Marital Love
  • அதிகாரம்
    புலவி நுணுக்கம் (Pulavi Nunukkam)
    Feigned Anger
  • குறள்
    வழுத்தினாள் தும்மினேன் ஆக அழித்தழுதாள்
    யாருள்ளித் தும்மினீர் என்று.
  • விளக்கம்
    நான் தும்மினேன்; உடனே வாழ்த்தினாள்; பின்னர் 'யார் நினைத்ததால் தும்மினீர்?' என்று சொல்லி அழுதாள்.
  • Translation
    in English
    She hailed me when I sneezed one day; But straight with anger seized,
    She cried; 'Who was the woman, pray, Thinking of whom you sneezed?'
  • Meaning
    When I sneezed she blessed me, but at once changed (her mind) and wept, asking, "At the thought of whom did you sneeze?"


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