About Valluvar Kottam
memorial to the poet-saint Tiruvalluvar is shaped like a temple chariot and
is, in fact, the replica of the temple chariot in Thiruvarur. A life-size
statue of the saint has been installed in the chariot which is 33m. tall.
The 133 chapters of his famous work Thirukkural have been depicted in
bas-relief in the front hall corridors of the chariot. The auditorium at
Valluvar Kottam is said to be the largest in Asia and can accommodate about
4000 people. It stands as a modern memorial to the great poet who represents
the glorious culture of the Tamils.
Thirukkural, are inscribed on the granite pillars that surround the
auditorium and it has got no pillars for support. There is a 101-feet high
temple chariot structure with a life-size image of the poet in it. This
chariot is a replica of the temple car of Thiruvarur in Tamil Nadu. The base
of the chariot shows in bas-relief the 133 chapters of the Thirukkural. Over
3,000 blocks of stone were used to create this memorial to Tamil culture.
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