About Thiruvalluvar Statue
The statue was constructed from 1990 till 1999 to honour the imminent Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar. He is phenomenal in the world of literature for his exemplary works on Tirukkural, a Tamil literary creation. The statue was designed and created by a famous sculptor Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati and was opened to the public on 1st January 2000.
It is one of the prominent places to visit in Kanyakumari. The 133 feet height and 7000 tons heavy gigantic statue are placed on a 38 foot three-tiered pedestal. The pedestal depicts the 38 virtues of the preachings of Thiruvalluvar. It is surrounded by the Alankara Mandapam which is encircled further by 10 elephant statues.
If you closely observe the statue, you will notice that the 3 fingers of Thiruvalluvar point to the sky. The gesture is significant in representing Aram, Porul, and Inbam – the three stanzas of his literary creation, Thirukkural. The Statue is present next to the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and is accessible by the ferry services from the coast.
Location: The statue is located near Vivekananda Puram in Kanyakumari.
Entry Fee: There is no entry fee but you need to avail the ferry charges which is INR 20 per person.
Timings: The statue is open to the public Monday to Sunday from 8:00 AM till 4:00 PM