Valluvar Kottam

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Valluvar Kottam information

Location
Chennai (Madras) , India
Address
Valluvar Kottam High Rd
Opening hours
9am-7.30pm
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This memorial honours the Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar and his classic work, the Thirukural . A weaver by trade, Thiruvalluvar lived around the 1st century BC in what is present-day Chennai and wrote this famed poem, providing a moral code for millions of followers. The three-level memorial replicates ancient Tamil architecture and boasts an immense 35m chariot, as well as an enormous auditorium and inscriptions of the Thirukural ’s 1330 couplets.