Valluvar Kottam

 

Overview

Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu is one of the four major metropolitan cities in India. It is famous for its traditional cultural heritage, temples, monuments and architectural designs. The ancient ruins and other historical sites depict the civilization and the historical past of the city. The Valluvar Kottam, located in Chennai, is one of the historic monument which is dedicated to the known intellectual poet, philosopher and saint, Thiruvalluvar, who prepared his well known Thirukkural more than 2,000 years ago. All 133 chapters of the Thirukkural include 1330 verses.
 
It was built by Mr. Karunanidhi said he had called for the, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, dating from 1975 1976. It is located in the place of a lake, which was then used as a dump site for the waste of the whole of the city. Later, however, the earth has been reformed and has been used to construct the Valluvar Kottam. The construction of Valluvar Kottam was the best way to pay tribute to this great and famous personality and its huge collection of beautiful works. It is one of the most important sites located in Chennai and is visited by a large number of visitors each year, from all corners of the world. In the cultural life of the Tamils, saint Thiruvalluvar is of great importance.
 
The architectural model of the Valluvar Kottam is as a temple char (39 m high), within which there is a huge stone effigy of the saint Thiruvalluvar. The architect under the direction of which the Valluvar Kottam has been built is a southern Indian architect, V. Ganapati Sthapati, who is also the architect of the statue of saint Thiruvalluvar, located at Kanyakumari. The grand auditorium of the Valluvar Kottam can provide premises to more than 4,000 people at one time and stands as a monument to contemporary a distinguished and eminent poet and saint, which symbolizes the beautiful culture of the Tamils.
 
A unique feature of the Valluvar Kottam is that it is without foundation, without the support of any pillar. The 1330 verses of the epic Thirukkural are engraved on the granite columns in the front lobby, corridors surrounding the vast auditorium of the Valluvar Kottam. In the construction of this, about 3000 blocks of stone were used. The lion on the main gateway of the Kottam is very remarkable that decorated with nice drawings. The contribution of saint Thiruvalluvar in the Tamil literature is very remarkable and admiring, visible through the affection that have been returned by his fans thanks to the construction of this remarkable monument.
 
Address: 34, Valluvar Kottam high Rd, Tirumurthy Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034
opened: 1976
Telephone: 044 2817 2177
Hours: Open today 8:30 am 5:30 PM
Height: 39 m
architect: V. Ganapati Sthapati
 

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India
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Tamil Nadu
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Chennai
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Nungambakkam
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latitude : 12.990005490 longitude :80.169296260
Corporation : Chennai
GPS Code : VOMM

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