Thiruvalluvar





Thiruvalluvar


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Kanyakumari, India
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Thiruvalluvar (Tamil: திருவளளுவர) is a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher whose contribution to Tamil literature is the Thirukkural, a work on ethics. He was born either in Thiru Mylai (Mylapore) Chennai in Tamil Nadu or in ThirunayanarKuruchi, a village in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu. Thiruvalluvar is thought to have lived sometime between the 3rd century BC and the 1st century BC. The Tamil poet Mamulanar of the Sangam period mentioned that Thiruvalluvar was the greatest Tamil scholar and Mamulanar also mentioned the Nanda Dynasty of northern which ruled until the 4th century BC. This estimate is based on linguistic analysis of his writings, as there is no archaeological evidence for when he lived. He is sometimes also called Th ...more

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The Tirukkural

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“Make foes of bowmen if you must,
Never of penmen.”
Thiruvalluvar, Kural

“It is compassion, the most gracious of virtues,
Which moves the world.”
Thiruvalluvar, Kural

“Those who have wisdom have all:
Fools with all have nothing.”
Thiruvalluvar, Kural



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