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.

0280. மழித்தலும் நீட்டலும் வேண்டா

0280. Mazhiththalum Neettalum Vendaa

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    துறவறவியல் (Thuravaraviyal) - Ascetic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    கூடா ஒழுக்கம்(Koodaa Ozhukkam)
    Inconsistent Conduct
  • குறள்
    மழித்தலும் நீட்டலும் வேண்டா உலகம்
    பழித்தது ஒழித்து விடின்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தவத்திற்கு ஆகாதவை என்று உயர்ந்தோர் விலக்கிய ஒழுக்கங்களை நீக்கிவிட்டால், தவம் செய்பவர்க்குத் தலைமயிரை மழித்தலும், வளர்த்தலுமாகிய வெளி வேடங்கள் வேண்டியனவல்ல.
  • Translation
    in English
    What's the worth of shaven head or tresses long,
    If you shun what all the world condemns as wrong?
  • Meaning
    There is no need of a shaven crown, nor of tangled hair, if a man abstain from those deeds which the wise have condemned.


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