Thiruvalluvar Statue

Thiruvalluvar Statue The monument is regarded as a cultural fusion because of its juxtaposition beside the Vivekananda Rock Memorial.The statue weighs 7000 tons. The statue stands 400 meters from the coastline of Kanyakumari on a small island rock. Thiruvalluvar was the author of a legendary work in the world of Literature, Tirukkural, the classic Tamil text. The sky-high statue amid the deep ocean outgives spiritual atmosphere of pleasure and prosperity to be enjoyed with a strong base of virtue. The head of the Thiruvalluvar statue stands as high as 200 m above the sea level. Built in the traditional Indian architectural style the statue is hollow from scalp to toe. The platform is 38 feet, and rest of the statue remains of 95 feet. It weighs near about 14 million pounds. The statue was placed on its pedestal on 19 October 1999. Ferry service are available from the mainland.