2 Feb 2012
A Honour To Thiruvalluvar
Thiruvalluvar, the classical tamil poet who penned down 1330 verses of Thirukural in 133 chapters. The monument for this great poet stands in Nungambakkam, Chennai as Valluvarkottam.
It stands tall with a 127ft high temple chariot resembling Tiruvarur temple chariot, an auditorium which accommodate around 4000 people and inscriptions from Thirukural on granite stones erected in the mezzanine floor of the structure. The memorial is built using more than 3000 blocks of stone.
Valluvarkottam is architected by Ganapathi Sthapati and personally constructed under the supervision of the then Chief Minister Karunanidhi. The memorial was opened on 1976 by the then President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed and presided by the Governor K K Shah.
Its almost kept clean except the smell in the corners proved that we are real Indians.
Arch Entrance for Top Corridor
Life Size Statue of Thiruvalluvar
Public can access this renowned structure on all days between 8 am to 6 pm except Fridays and National Holidays.