The Thiruvalluvar Statue
is located at Kanyakumari in the state of Tamilnadu in India. The statue catches the attention of the visitors by the virtue of its size as well as the sculpture. This is the statue of Tamil poet and saint Tiruvalluvar, the man who propounded in verses the Indian way of life and, emphasizing on the importance of wealth, love and virtue. The Thiruvalluvar Statue is positioned in the close proximity of the temples on the Vivekananda rock. This is the sight where the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Arabian ocean meet. Though planned in1979 and the foundation some laid by the then President of India, Morarji Desai, the final work were completed in 2000. This was largely due to the fund raising effort of politician Karunanidhi.
The Details of Thiruvalluvar Statue
The total height of the Thiruvalluvar statue stands at a staggering height of 133 feet above the ground level. The entire length of the figure of the saint is 95 feet and the pedestal measures another 35 feet. Inside the pedestal is inscribed the 1330 couplets and 133 chapters, which are the works of the Thiruvalluvar poet. These verses are world famous as the wisdom contained in it is universal. There has been translation of the same in more than sixty languages. The rock for building the gigantic Thiruvalluvar Statue was arranged from the Pattumalaikuppam Hills, Sirudhamoor and Ambhasamudram Hills. Thiru V. Ganapathi sthapathi was the leading sculpture that worked on the Thiruvalluvar Statue
Last Updated on 9/15/2011