Thiruvalluvar the great poet


Kanyakumari the southern tip of India is one of the major tourist attraction of south India.It is famous for its enticing sea shores, boating, Vivekananda rock and more. One of the most attraction of Kanyakumari is the 133 feet tall statue of Thiruvalluvar.

Thiruvalluvar is a great Tamil poet whose period has been estimated between 100 B.C and 600 AD. He wrote the worlds common faith ‘Thirukural’ before thousands of years ago.

Thirukual is a collection of 1330 couplets (two-line poems) expounding various aspects of life. It contains 133 chapters,each chapter is the collection of 10 couplets.

This is divided in to three main parts ‘Aram'(virtue), ‘Porul'(wealth) and ‘Inbam'(Love). These three parts clearly illustrates the moral, socio-economic and psychological aspects of life. Its ethics and values are applicable to all religion,countries and time.It has been translated in to more than 60 major languages of the world.

These are some of the lines from Thirukural:

Who fails to guard himself from flaw
Loses his life-like flame-lit straw.

The virtue-killer may be saved
Not benefit-killer who is damned.

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