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Valluvar Kottam

Valluvar Kottam

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Valluvar Kottam was constructed in 1976 in the memory of Thiruvalluvar, the classical Tamil poet and saint who wrote his famous Thirukkurals about 2000 years before. It is located at the intersection of the Kodambakkam High road and the Village road.

The auditorium at Valluvar Kottam is said to be the largest in Asia and can accommodate about 4000 people. 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. In the construction of the memorial more than 3000 stone blocks were employed.

Visiting Days : The memorial is open for public access on all days from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on Fridays and National Holidays.






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