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Valluvar Kottam

The Valluvar Kottam established in 1976, on the corner of Kodambakkam High Road and Village Road, honors the acclaimed Tamil Poet, Thiruvalluvar, whose classic work, the Kural, is reputed to be about 2000 years old. The shrine is designed like the temple car of Thiruvarur. The lifesize statue of the saint Thiruvalluavar is seated in the 33 m tall chariot.

The lower portion of the chariot has sculptures depicting the 133 chapters of the 'Thirukkural'. The auditorium at Valluvar Kottam is to Be the largest in Asia and can accomadate about 4000 people.

Valluvar Kottam is a memorial to poet-saint Thiruvalluvar who wrote the sacred "Tirukkural". This book is highly valued for it's ethical content and is regarded as the purest expression of human thought. A life-size statue of Thiruvalluvar is seen in the shrine, which is a replica of the famed temple chariot of Tiruvarur.

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