Explained:Why Thiruvalluvar matters in Tamil Nadu

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News:Recently, the ancient saint Thiruvalluvar has been in the news because of a political issue in Tamil Nadu.

Facts:

About Thiruvalluvar:

  • Thiruvalluvar also known as Valluvar is a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher.He is believed to have lived between 3rd-4th century or 8th-9th century.
  • He is best known as the author of Thirukkuṛaḷ, a collection of couplets on ethics, political and economical matters and love. 
  • The text is considered an exceptional and widely cherished work of the Tamil literature.
  • Further,the Tamil poet Mamulanar of the Sangam period has also mentioned that Thiruvalluvar was the greatest Tamil scholar of that time.