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Visit Valluvar Kottam Temple

The Valluvar Kottam is situated on the corner of Kodambakkam High Road and Village Road and is dedicated to Saint Thiruvalluvar. It was built in 1976 by M. Karunanidhi who was the chief minister of Tamil Nadu during 1975-76.

The Valluvar Kottam is situated on the corner of Kodambakkam High Road and Village Road and is dedicated to Saint Thiruvalluvar. It was built in 1976 by M. Karunanidhi who was the chief minister of Tamil Nadu during 1975-76. Valluvar Kottam was constructed in order to pay homage to Saint Thiruvalluvar who wrote 133 chapters of the Thirukkural comprising 1330 verses approximately 2000 years ago.

It has a tremendous collection of the works of the saint who has great significance in the Tamil culture. The temple has been built under the guidance of famous Indian architect, V. Ganapati Sthapati. It is about 39 metres in height and has a stone sculpture of Saint Thiruvalluvar in it.

The main auditorium situated within the temple has a space for 4000 visitors. An intriguing feature of the temple is that it stands baseless i.e. without any pillars. The 1330 verses of the saint have been inscribed on the granite columns in the facade hall corridors. This also encloses the vast auditorium of the Valluvar Kottam.

As many as 3000 blocks of stones were used for the construction of this corridor. The lion situated on the main gateway has been intricately decorated with attractive designs. An ideal destination for history buffs, Valluvar Kottam can be explored around in 1-2 hours.

Open: Every Day

Visiting timings: 0830 Hrs to 1730 Hrs

Visiting Hours: 1 to 2 Hrs

Timing

All days of the week 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

PREFFERED BY

Experience Seekers ,History Buffs

TIME SPENT

1-2 hours

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Quick Info

  • Altitude

    6m (20ft)
  • STD Code

    044
  • Best Season

    November to February
  • State/Code

    /600xxx (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Tamil, Hindi and English