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February 2, 2012

Valluvarkottam

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.

Entrance                 





Chariot
Top



Bottom


Wheels 



Arch Entrance for Top Corridor




Relics

















Terrace View



Valluvar




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. 
Visit Once.....





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