Definition of a Woman by a Tamil Poet! (Post No.3841)

Written by London swaminathan

Date: 22 APRIL 2017

Time uploaded in London:- 17-43

Post No. 3841

Pictures are taken from various sources; thanks.


Neethi Venpa is a Tamil Didactic work by an anonymous author. It has got lot of four line verses similar to Samskrita Subhashitas of didactic nature. Two verses are about good women and talkative women.

The poet gives the definition of a good woman:

A woman is one who has the following six attributes:

1.One who showers Love and Affection like a Mother who has got Patience like the Earth

(Tamil and Sanskrit literatures compare Patience with the Earth) who serves like a servant who looks beautiful like goddess Lakshmi who gives pleasure (to her husband in bed) like a courtesan who give advice like a minister

that one is called a WOMAN

If women chat……………….


In another verse the poet describes what would happen if talkative and bad women chat:

If one woman speaks the earth will shake;

if two ( bad) women chat the stars will fall from the heaven;

if three (bad) women chat the sea will become dry;

if many women chat, Oh My God!, what will happen?


We have similar verses in Sanskrit as well (Please go to my old posts).


My Old Articles on the same subject:

1.Most Intelligent Woman in the Ancient World; 7 August 2013

2.‘Women’s Freedom’ by Bharatiyar; Post No.989; Date :— 19th April 2014.

3.Only Religion where Woman is worshiped!

Post No. 1775; Date 4th April 2015

4.‘Women in state affairs are like Monkeys in Glass Shops’ (Post No 2625)

D ate: 12 March 2016

5. Manu Smrti on Low Caste Women (Post No.2946) Date: 5 July 2016

6.Gems of Women: Varahamihirar’s Definition; Research Article No.1650; Dated 14th February 2015.

7.Are Women always demanding?

Post No.1244; Dated: 22nd August 2014.


Date: 23 October 2016


9.Mahabharata–about Women! (Post No.2813) ; Date: 15 May 2016


10).31 Good Quotations on Wife! Post No. 1439; Date: 26 November 2014.


11.One Mother is greater than 1000 Fathers! 7 June 2013

12. Wonderful Syllabus for Women! Post No.1020 ; Date 4th May 2014.




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