Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kanyakumari

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This statue is one of the main landmarks of Kanyakumari. The statue is a standing mammoth, made of stone and is devoted to the famous saint and Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar. The height of the Thiruvalluvar statue is about 133 feet. This statue is erected next to the Vivekananda rock memorial.

The height of the pedestal of the statue is approximately 38 feet and it signifies the thirty eight chapters of Aram of the book “Thirukulal” written by Thiruvalluvar. Moreover, the statue that is placed on the pedestal is about 95 feet high and it denotes the 25 chapters of Inbam and 70 chapters of Porul of the book Thirukulal.

The sculptor of this statue was Dr. V. Ganpati Sthapathi.

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