Thirukkural is one of most greatest works in the Tamil. It consists of 133 athikarams or chapters. Each athikaram consists of 10 kurals (rhyming Tamil couplets) thus making 1330 kurals in total. Each couplet consists of four seers in the first line and three seers in the second.
Thiruvalluvar is a celebrated Tamil poet who wrote the Thirukkural, a well known ethical work in Tamil literature.
Thiruvalluvar's period is between the second century BCE and the eighth century CE.