Kanyakumari Attractions

Thiruvalluvar statue

Thiruvalluvar statue

The Thiruvalluvar Statue, or the Valluvar Statue, is a 133-feet (40.6 m) tall stone sculpture of the Tamil poet and philosopher Valluvar, author of the Tirukkural.

The combined height of the statue and pedestal is 133 feet (41 metres), denoting the 133 chapters of the Tirukkural.

This includes 95 feet (29 metres) sculpture of Valluvar standing upon a 38 feet (12 metres) pedestal that represents the 38 chapters of Virtue, the first of the three books of the Kural text.

The statue itself represents the second and third books of the Kural text, namely, Wealth and Love.

The whole design signifies that wealth and love be earned and enjoyed on the foundation of solid virtue.

The right hand of the statue with three fingers pointing skywards signifies the three cantos of the Kural text, namely, Aram, Porul, and Inbam (Virtue, Wealth, and Love, respectively), combined.