September 26, 2015, Chennai
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The Valluvar Kottam is a memorial for the poet-saint Tiruvalluvar is shaped like a temple chariot. It is said that this chariot 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 boasts a seating capacity of 4000. It can be considered as a modern day memorial to the wonderful poet who represents the culture of the Tamils.
This memorial can be visited on all days except Fridays and National Holidays.