Thiruvalluvar Statue, Kanyakumari

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Thiruvalluvar Statue depicts the Tamil poet and philosopher Tiruvalluvar, the famous author of Thirukkural, a classic Tamil sangam literary work featuring over 1,000 couplets. The 40.6 m (133 ft) tall stone statue sits upon a pedestal, with the total weight of the structure reaching 7,000 tons. Take notice of the slight bend in the figure's waist, reminiscent of the dancing poses of Indian deities. This attraction sits alone on a small island rock just off the Kanyakumari coastline, accessible by ferry. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kanyakumari using our trip planner.
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  • Great statue of poet thiruvalluvar and unique experience to climb in stairs to reach statue feet. The rock can be visited in the same ferry from Vivekananda Rock. Gigantic statue is very much... 
    Great statue of poet thiruvalluvar and unique experience to climb in stairs to reach statue feet. The rock can be visited in the same ferry from Vivekananda Rock. Gigantic statue is very much...  more »
  • Similar like Vivekananda memorial but associated with different religious belief. Closed due to Covid though. 
    Similar like Vivekananda memorial but associated with different religious belief. Closed due to Covid though.  more »
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  • Monumental, 40m-high statue and pedestal, of eminent Tamil poet and philosopher, on a small island. The statue with 95' and the pedestal supporting it with 38ft, the structure is thus a standing mammoth commanding a total height of 133ft. An artistic peripheral wall around the statue, thereby forms a captivating mandap. THE MEASURES WHAT THEY STAND FOR? The pedestal represents the 38 chapters on "Virtue" and the 95' statue standing on the pedestal represents "Wealth" and "Pleasure" signifying that Wealth and Love be earned and enjoyed on the foundation of Virtue solid. But visiting was restricted on my journey
  • This statue of Saint Thiruvalluvar represents great historical significance as well as it is symbolic of great teaching of Saint Thiruvalluvar. This sky touching statue amid the vast spread of ocean and spiritual atmosphere symbolises prosperity and pleasures can be earned and enjoyed when the base of virtue is solid and strong.............................

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