Valluvar Kottam is a very well-known monument in Chennai that was erected in honor of the classical Tamil philosopher, scholar and poet, Thiruvalluvar. Aside from these, Thiruvalluvar was also a saint who influenced the way of life of numerous Indians by setting them on the path to righteousness. Believed to have lived during the 1st century B.C., Thiruvalluvar was originally a weaver. It is assumed that he was born in Mylapore, part of the city of Madras, known today as Chennai.
Thiruvalluvar wrote his renowned epic Thirukkural, which is one of the highest-valued ancient literary works written in the Tamil language. Although it was written 2,000 years ago, the Thirukkural is regarded as a common article of faith, serving as a guidebook [Read more…]