Bharathiyar Illam, Chennai

The Bharathiyar Illam was the dwelling place of one of the most premier and cherished poets, Subramanya Bharathi who made his mark through his evergreen poems which contained a soul-stirring depiction of the various aspects of life.

Subramanya Bharathi to whom the Bharathiyar Illam belonged was born in 1882 in a cozy settlement named Ettyapuram, situated at a distance of approximately 200 kilometers from the city of Chennai. He was so adept at what he did that he was only seven when he wrote his first poem. It so happened that at the Bharathiyar Illam of Chennai, he spent the later half of his eventful life. This house is located at a place designated as Triplicane.

If you possess a mellow spot for poetry in your heart, Bharathiyar Illam of Chennai is the perfect place for you to experience the odyssey of life in an entirely new fashion.

The Bharathiyar Illam in Chennai was later claimed and refurbished by the Tamil Nadu Government in 1993 and opened to spectators later that year on the second day in the month of October.

Key Attractions:-
  • Photographs featuring the versatile poet Subramanya Bharathi himself with his family and friends displays many priceless moments of his life.

  • Original manuscripts belonging to the poet himself are displayed with great pomp at the Bharathiyar Illam of Chennai.

  • Letters from the poet addressed to his friend named Nellaiappar.

  • The chief attention magnet at Bharathiyar Illam in Chennai is the letter from the "Father of the Nation", Mahatma Gandhi directed towards the great poet on the auspicious occasion of the inauguration of the Bharatiyar Mani Mandapam.

Last Updated on 11/2/2011