Thiruvalluvar is an eminent Tamil poet, whose birthday is celebrated on the third day of the Pongal festival. This day is known as Mattu Pongal. He created Thirukural, a policy-based work in Tamil literature. Not only this, Thiruvalluvar is also called Kabir of South India. A 133-foot tall statue of Saint Thiruvalluvar has been erected at the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent (Kanyakumari) where the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean meet. His knowledge and teachings now exist in the form of a book, known as ‘Thirukural’. It has a total of 133 chapters and each chapter has 10 couplets.