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Valluvar Kottam at Chennai stands as a memorial to the great Tamil poet, Thiruvalluvar.

Valluvar Kottam

Location: Chennai, Tamilnadu
Built in: 1976
Significance: Memorial to Tiruvalluvar, Tamil poet
Timings: Open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM. Closed on Fridays and National Holidays

Valluvar Kottam ChennaiValluvar Kottam is a memorial to the great Tamil poet-saint Tiruvalluvar, who wrote the famous Thirukkural. This monument was constructed in 1976. The memorial is shaped like a temple chariot and is the replica of the temple chariot in Thiruvarur. The temple chariot has been installed with a life-size statue of Thiruvalluvar. The Valluvar Kottam is one of the modern day landmarks of the Chennai city.

All the 133 chapters of Tiruvalluvar's famous work, Thirukkural, have been depicted in bas-relief in the front hall corridors of the chariot. The Valluvar Kottam has an auditorium also, which is said to be the largest in Asia and can house about 4000 people. The Valluvar Kottam is a modern memorial to the great Tamil poet who represents the glorious culture of the Tamils. Over 3,000 blocks of stone were used to create this memorial to Tamil culture.

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