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Tiruvalluvar and Tirukkural in Tamil


Posted Date: 23-Sep-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Literary Personalities    
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This is about Tiruvalluvar and Tirukkural in Tamil,Birth Place of Tiruvalluvar,History of Tiruvalluvar,Thirukkural in Tamil, Valluvar Kotam in Chennai.



Tamil Poet Tiruvalluvar


Tiruvalluvar was one of the well known Tamil poet, who has given the philosophy and mannerism in the form of two line sentences called 'Thirukural.'
Tiruvalluvar photo

Birth Place of Tiruvalluvar


Tiruvalluvar was born in Tamilnadu. As with many Tamil poets and sages, there must be little uncertainty concerning the details of Tiruvalluvar's life. It is believed that he was born in as 200 BCE. Birth place of Tiruvalluvar is Mylapore, Chennai in Tamilnadu.

History Behind Tiruvalluvar


If we go for the life history of Tiruvalluvar However, an argument has been made that Tiruvalluvar was ruled Kanyakumari district of Tamilnadu and another claim denotes that he was a Brahmin descent.

'Valluvan' is the original name and the word 'Tiru' is an honorific given to him as a mark of respect. Later the name 'Tiruvalluvan was changed into 'TiruValluvar' as a respectful form. The meaning for the word 'Valluvan' is 'weaver' or 'town crier'. This in turn may be the name of his caste or occupation.

Thirukkural in Tamil


Tirukural
Tiruvalluvar wrote the great life mannerism called Tirukkural in the Dravidian language of southern India, an older language than the Aryan languages of the north. He beautifully expressed his life philosophy and thoughts in Tirukkural. Tirukkural by Tiruvalluvar is the collection of 1330 short, pithy couplets, primarily in the form of maxims. 1330 is divided into 133 divisions called "Tirukkural Athikaram" each Athikaram consists of 10 Kural.

Tiruvalluvar wrote Tirukkural into three main sections called virtue, wealth, and love, but actually the subject matter of the above topic ranges far broder than these 3 sections. To expial a particular life philosophy Tiruvalluvar took examples from gambling, espionage, medicine, folly and military forts. Tiruvalluvar is aware that poverty and effects of poverty. In Tirukkural, he mentioned the important role of farmer in supporting the society, importance of education, role of a king, timely help and so on.

Valluvar Kotam in Chennai


Valluvar kotam
A beautiful temple called Valluvar Kotam has been built in Chennai by kalaignar karunanidhi. In Valluvar Kotam all 1330 Kurals are written for the voew of Tourists. Valluvar Kotam is one of the pretty Tourist spot in Tamilnadu.

Learn Tirukkural


If you are interested to learn Tirukkural , the the whole 1330 couplets is available on internet in Tamil Script in the following sites.

Tirukkural online sources


http://dcwww.epfl.ch/icp/ICP-2/KK/tamil4.html
http://www.cs.utk.edu/~siddhart/thirukkural
http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~janahan/kural.html


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