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Valluvar Kottam Monument Chennai

Valluvar Kottam Monument Chennai

The Valluvar Kottam, located in Chennai, is one such historical monument which is dedicated to the well-known intellectual poet, philosopher and saint, Thiruvalluvar, who penned his well-known Thirukkural more than 2,000 years ago. All the 133 chapters of the Thirukkural comprise of 1330 verses.

Valluvar Kottam chariot
Valluvar Kottam chariot Chennai
Tiruvalluvar statue inside valluvar kottam chariot
Tiruvalluvar statue inside Valluvar Kottam chariot (வள்ளுவர் கோட்டம்)

Valluvar Kottam Chennai

Valluvar Kottam monument facts :
·         The architect of the memorial is South Indian traditional architect V. Ganapati Sthapati.
·         He is also the architect of the Thiruvalluvar Statue at Kanyakumari
·         Valluvar Kottam is dedicated to the classical Tamil poet philosopher Valluvar.
·         Valluvar Kottam is like a temple chariot (39 m high), inside which there is a huge stone effigy of the saint Thiruvalluvar.
·         A very unique feature of the Valluvar Kottam is that it stands baseless, without the support of any pillar.
·         The 1330 verses of the epic Thirukkural are engraved on the granite columns in the facade hall corridors, enclosing the vast auditorium.
·         The plan was executed by the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi during the 1970s.
·         It was inaugurated in April 1976 by then President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed.
·         It was Completed and inaugurated on 15 April 1976.
Valluvar Kottam Memorial
Valluvar Kottam Memorial Chennai
Valluvar Kottam Monument Chennai
Valluvar Kottam Monument

Valluvar Kottam also plays host to some of the most important exhibitions and events in the city. Handlooms and handicrafts are regularly hosted in the auditorium here which is an air-conditioned facility and is a good way to spend a few hours admiring the artistic beauty of both the what lays inside and outside.

Valluvar Kottam Park
Valluvar Kottam Stone Car

Directions: Valluvar Kottam is located at the intersection of the Kodambakkam High road and the Village road in Nungambakkam neighbourhood of Chennai.

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