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.

0602. மடியை மடியா ஒழுகல்

0602. Madiyai Madiyaa Ozhugal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    அரசியல் (Arasiyal) - Royalty
  • அதிகாரம்
    மடி இன்மை (Madi Inmai)
  • குறள்
    மடியை மடியா ஒழுகல் குடியைக்
    குடியாக வேண்டு பவர்.
  • விளக்கம்
    தமது குடி மேன்மேலும் நல்ல குடியாக உயர வேண்டும் என விரும்புவோர், சோம்பலைக் கெடுத்து முயலுதல் வேண்டும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    Let indolence, the death of effort, die,
    If you'd uphold your household's dignity.
  • Meaning
    Let those, who desire that their family may be illustrious, put away all idleness from their conduct.


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