|The Thiruvalluvar Statue in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.. en.wikipedia.org|
|Statue of Thiruvalluvar. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, S.India tidal waves surging past the statue. Tsunami of December 26,2004. www.mandodari.com|
|Standing at the huge feet , Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. lakesideindia.wordpress.com|
Sri. Vivakanandar, Goddess Kumari Amman with Valluvar statue and Vivekananda Mandabam in the backdrop. www.jrtsoftware.com .
|The Thiruvalluvar Statue in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India..en.wikipedia.org|
The sculptor of this statue was Dr. V. Ganpati Sthapathi. It took roughly 10 years for him to complete the work. September 1990 -1999
This statue is erected next to the Vivekananda Rock memorial. It is worth mentioning here in the 2004 December 26 tsunami incident that greatly affected the east coat of India, and many countries, the people watching TV were aghast to see the giant tidal waves surging past almost the shoulder height of the Thiruvalluvar statue off the coast of Kanyakumari.
01. Tamil, a Dravidian language widely spoken in Tamil Nadu, is one of the longest surviving classical languages in the world.
02. The only language of contemporary India which is recognizably continuous with a classical past.
03. Tamil literature has existed for over 2000 years.
04. The Tamil Lexicon, published by the University of Madras, is the first among the Indian languages.
05. Literature in all Dravidian languages owes a great deal to Sanskrit, the magic wand whose touch raised each of the languages from a level of patois to that of a literary idiom" (Sastri 1955, p. 309);
Meenakshisundaran, T.P. (1965), A History of Tamil Language, Poona: Deccan College