March 25, 2023
  • Thiruvalluvar Day observed on 15 January as a part of Pongal celebrations to mark his birth anniversary.
  • He is also known as Valluvar.
  • He was a Tamil poet-saint and philospher.
  • It is belived that he was born in Mylapore, a neighbourhood in present-day Chennai and flourished between 4th century and 6th century.
  • In early 16th century, a temple was built within Ekambareswarar temple complex in Mylapore and it was dedicated to Thiruvalluvar.
  • In 1976, a temple-memorial called Valluvar Kotam was built in Chennai and houses one of largest auditoriums in Asia.
  • 133-foot tall statue of Thiruvalluvar stands at Kanyakumari.
  • He is best known for his work —Tirukkural, a collection of couplets on politics, love, ethics, and matters concerning economics.
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