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NEWS IMPULSE -THIRUVALLUVAR| 19 JANUARY

Syllabus section: Art and culture

 

Why in News?

The state of Tamil Nadu celebrates Thiruvalluvar Day during Pongal celebrations. Every year, Thiruvalluvar Day is celebrated on the second day of Tamil month “thai”.

 

About:

• Thiruvalluvar is a Tamil poet and is best known as the author of Thirukkural.

• Thirukkural is a collection of couplets on political and economic matters, ethics and love.

• There are no known details about the life of Thiruvalluvar.

• Thiruvalluvar has also written “Gnana Vettiyan” and “Pancharathnam”. These books contribute to tamil science, siddha medicines and literature.

• The Kural (couplet) literature has three parts. They are aram (virtue), porul (wealth), and inbam (love). The couplets aim at attaining ultimate salvation.

 

SOURCE: PIB

 

 

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