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The Valluvar Kottam Monument serves as a tribute to Thiruvalluvar, a well-known Tamil poet and author of the Thirukkural. This memorial, which is shaped like a chariot and is 39 metres (128 feet) tall, is a copy of the chariot used at the Thiruvarur temple. The Valluvar Kottam chariot also features a life-size statue of Thiruvalluvar.Valluvar Kottam also has an auditorium in addition to the chariot.

Its stunning design, which is a beautiful sight to behold, draws tourists.Over 3000 stone blocks went into the construction of this memorial monument, which honours the great culture of the Tamil people. The auditorium also serves as a location for cultural performances and handicraft and loom displays.Things to do at Valluvar Kottam 1. Investigating the enormous stone chariot, which appears to be being pulled by two stone elephants. Additionally, it features two large wheels and two little wheels on each side. Thiruvalluvar's life-size statue is located in the sanctuary, which is 30 feet tall.

On top of the chariot is a kalasam that is around five feet tall. You'll also encounter exquisite stone sculptures as you ascend. 2. Passing via the Kural Balcony - The 1330 words of Thirukkural are engraved on polished granite stones that make up the Kural Balcony, a passageway. On the pillars, these stones have the appearance of open book leaves.

The three sections of the inscriptions—each in a different color—represent the three main divisions of the beloved literature. 3. Viewing the theatre exhibits; Valluvar Kottam is another magnificent auditorium in Chennai. It occasionally holds a large number of regional art and crafts shows. The entrance is adorned to welcome guests in keeping with the pre-Columbian Tamil culture.

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