Valluvar Kottam marks the memorial of one of the renowned poet and
saint of the region, Thiruvalluvar. The monument stands as a massive
auditorium on a dry lake that was filled with the garbage and
debris. The auditorium was thrown open to public in the year 1976.
The memorial is a revered place in the city as it is considered to
bear the impressions of the Tamil culture.
In the construction of the memorial more than 3000 stone blocks
were employed. Valluvarr Kottam has quite an extensive space. The
auditorium can accommodate 4000 people in just one sitting. The
auditorium is surrounded by granite pillars that have the
incriptions taken from the famous work of the poet. The epic
Thiruvalluvar, written by the poet consists of 1330 verses, all of
which are inscribed on the granite pillar. There is a temple
structure near the auditorium that rises to a whooping height of
about hundred feet. The temple houses the life size image of the
poet. The structure has been built in the shape of a chariot with
its plinth displaying the 133 chapters of Thirukkural.
The memorial is open for public access on all days, except on
Fridays and National Holidays.