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Valluvar Kottam, Chennai

Posted by
Sam (Chennai, India) on 29 March 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

A view of Valluvar Kottam.

‘Valluvar Kottam’ is a modern landmark in Chennai, which is dedicated to the classical Tamil poet, philosopher and saint 'Thiruvalluvar'.

The monument was constructed in 1976 in the memory of Thiruvalluvar, who wrote his famous Thirukkural about 2,000 years before. All the 133 chapters of the Thirukkural which include 1330 verses are inscribed on bas-relief in the front hall corridors.

The construction of Valluvar Kottam resembles a temple chariot. A life-size statue of the Thiruvalluvar has been installed in the 39 metre high chariot. More photos and information were posted by Sunder on 17-21 December 2010

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Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

An interesting shape!

29 Mar 2011 6:31am

@Luke Wiley: Thank you very much Luke :)

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

what a nice image of the cultural heritage

29 Mar 2011 8:21am

@Chantal: Thank you very much Chantal :)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A wonderful monument! Excellent the way you get this landmark to fill the frame so perfectly.

29 Mar 2011 8:33am

@Stephen: Glad you like it. Thank you very much Stephen :)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Such an amazing building! Good quality shot too!

29 Mar 2011 9:03am

@CElliottUK: Thank you very much Chris :)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...Wonderful ! Great framing of this stunning and beautiful building !

29 Mar 2011 10:51am

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tataray from france, France

Un magnifique dôme plein de lumière.
Belle architecture. Bravo Sam.

29 Mar 2011 11:31am

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Staggering amount of detail . .

29 Mar 2011 12:01pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you very much Ronnie! :)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

étrange monument !!

29 Mar 2011 12:36pm

@Lougris: Thank you very much Lougris ! :)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What a wonderful tribute Sam! This is truly a beautiful building! Nicely captured! ;-)

29 Mar 2011 1:17pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you very much Eric! :)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

amazing architecture .. something I can see only on photos ;)

29 Mar 2011 2:01pm

@MARIANA: Thank you very much Mariana! :)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

True, he looks like a tank, really superb this temple. The discovery of the wealth of your country is very informative, thank you Sam. Good day.

29 Mar 2011 2:14pm

@Tede: Thank you very much Tede for your kind words :)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a strange architecture !

29 Mar 2011 5:23pm

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Calusarus! :)

Yvon from Orleans, France

very nice shot

29 Mar 2011 5:29pm

@Yvon: Thank you very much Yvon ! :)

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Impressive architecture and story.. it amazes me how beautiful some structures can be.

29 Mar 2011 5:59pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: Thank you very much Kristen ! :)

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Amazing monument !!

29 Mar 2011 11:16pm

@BBM: Thank you very much BBM !! :)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, what an incredible building! Amazing details and shaping on this one...

30 Mar 2011 2:46am

@Bettina: Thank you very much Bettina ! :)

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

That looks massive! An interesting perspective and very well lit.

30 Mar 2011 4:26am

@Julie Brown: Thank you very much Julie ! :)

Anne from 新加坡, Singapore

wow! Incredible and massive monument with marvellous details well seen...nicely done, Sam! Excellent..

30 Mar 2011 10:43am

@Anne: Thank you very much for your kind words, Anne! :)