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Arulmigu Mundagakanniamman Temple - About Thiruvalluvar


      Thiruvalluvar is thought to have lived sometime between the 2nd century BC and the 8th century AD..

Devine poet

      He is sometimes also called Theiva Pulavar ("Divine Poet"), Valluvar, Poyyamozhi Pulavar, Senna Pothar,Gnana Vettiyan or Ayyan..

Traditional Accounts

      Tirukkural itself does not name its author or authors. The name Thiruvalluvar is first mentioned in the 10th century in a text called Thiruvalluvarmaalai . .

Thiruvalluvar in Mylapoore

      According to another he was born in Mylapore, a part of present day Chennai(Madras), and traveled to Madurai to submit the Thirukural, for approval of the king (Pandian) and his college of poets.[6] The word 'Thiruvalluvar' might also be a Tamil equivalent of sanskrit 'SriVallabhan' a common Pallava name from the Pallava region of ThiruMayilai (Mylapore) in Chennai.


      Thirukkural is one of the most revered ancient works in the Tamil language. It is considered a 'common creed', providing a guide for human morals and betterment in life. Thirukkural has been translated into several languages, including a translation into Latin by Constanzo Beschi in 1730, which helped make the work known to European intellectuals


      A temple-like memorial to Thiruvalluvar, Valluvar Kottam, was built in Chennai in 1976.This monument complex consists of structures usually found in Dravidian temples, including a temple car carved from three blocks of granite, and a shallow, rectangular pond.The auditorium adjoining the memorial is one of the largest in Asia and can seat up to 4000 people