Thiruvalluvar

Philosopher, Author

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Who is Thiruvalluvar?

Thiruvalluvar, is a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher whose contribution to Tamil literature is the Thirukkural, a work on ethics. He was born in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. Thiruvalluvar is thought to have lived sometime between the 1st century BC and the 8th century AD. 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 Theiva Pulavar, Valluvar, Poyyamozhi Pulavar, Senna Pothar,Gnana Vettiyan or Ayyan.

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Also known as
  • Tiruvaḷḷuvar
Religion
  • Hinduism
  • Jainism
Ethnicity
  • Tamil
  • Dalit
Profession

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on July 23, 2013

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