Do You Know Valluvar Kottam Chariot is the Replica of Thiruvarur Chariot?

English: Valluvar Kottam at Chennai, India is ...

You can go to the Valluvar Kottam and this famous poet saint looks alive in the huge statue dedicated to him at this place. In the Thirukurral, there are 133 chapters of immense significance. There is a big auditorium and has the accommodation capacity upto 4000 people. This is the wonderful memorial and has been made by the 3000 stone blocks. Thiruvallur was a great scholar and poet, the noted author of Thirukural. The experiences of the book are quite marvelous and it has provided to be the big insight for the men. Very famous people of India and the world are inspired by this book and indeed it is the masterpiece of literature.

About Valluvar Kottam

English: Valluvar Kottam from the Terrace of t...

The memorial for the poet-saint Tiruvalluvar is shaped like a temple chariot and it is, in fact, the duplicate from the temple chariot in Thiruvarur. A life-size statue of the saint has been installed within the chariot that is 33m. tall.

The 133 chapters of his popular work Thirukkural have been depicted in bas-relief inside the front hall corridors of the chariot. The auditorium at Valluvar Kottam is stated to be the greatest in Asia and can accommodate about 4000 men and women. It stands like a modern day memorial to the wonderful poet who represents the superb culture of the Tamils.

Thirukkural, are inscribed on the granite pillars that surround the auditorium and it’s acquired no pillars for help. There’s a 101-feet large temple chariot structure with a life-size image from the poet in it. This chariot is really a duplicate with the temple vehicle of Thiruvarur in Tamil Nadu. The base with the chariot shows in bas-relief the 133 chapters in the Thirukkural. More than 3,000 blocks of stone were utilised to make this memorial to Tamil culture.

This memorial can be visited on all days except Fridays and National Holidays.

Located in Valluvar Kottam Road.  Nearest Railway Station –  Kodambakkam Railway Station.

Posted on March 9, 2012, in Art, Attractions, Heritage of Chennai and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Had no idea. Also, love that architecture. I keep wondering why cant be new constructions inspired by these amazing architectural styles of ours…

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