South Indian - Tourist Attractions - Tamil Nadu
Behold the stunning 133 feet statue of Thiruvalluvar beaming with pride. The sculpture is meticulously done to the extent that each feet of the statue represent one chapter in Thirukkural. This art is submitted to the veteran Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar.
Thiruvalluvar Statue - Kanyakumari
Thiruvalluvar is an immortal poet of Tamil literature and is well known to have written Thirukural. A memorial statue has been built in commemoration of this great poet at Kanyakumari near Swami Vivekananda Memorial. Though the work for the construction in the late 70s, still the complete work was completed only in the year 2000 and was opened for public view from January 1st.
The total height from the pedestal to the head of the statue is about 133 foot, which represents the overall chapters in Thirukural and the statue alone is about 95 foot and stands on a pedestal of 38 foot, which represents the 38 sub - chapters of “Virtue” in the book. There are many sculptures carved on the pedestal and even a few verses from the book can also be seen.