Greatness of Thirukkural :
Thirukkural is a precious gem among the classics, unique in thedeliverance of code of conduct to the mankind to follow for all timeto come. It enshrines in it 1330 couplets under 133 chapters, eachchapter comprising 10 verses. The chapters again fall under threemajor divisions. Virtue, Wealth and Love. This treatiseencompasses the whole gamut of human life and by Thiruvalluvar,its illustrious author illuminates every bit of it! This classical workwritten in Tamil, has been translated in over 60 languages of theworld.The Government of Tamil nadu had a vision (for beyond) theHorizon. Yes to rise a statue for Thiruvalluvar in Kanyakumari, thesouthern tip of the mainland at the confluence of the three seasbefitting the stature of this Saint-poet. The statue that wasdedicated at the dawn of the new millennium, stands out as abeacon of light to guide human life for ever.
Measures adopted for the statue of Thiruvalluvar :
The statue with 95' and the pedestial supporting it with 38ft, thestructure is thus a standing mammoth commanding a total height of 133 feet. An artistic peripheral wallaround the statue, thereby forms a captivating mandap.
The measures what they stands for? :
The pedestal represents the 38 chapters on 'Virtue' and the 95' statue standing on the pedestalrepresents 'Wealth' and 'Pleasure' signifying that Wealth and Love be earned and enjoyed on thefoundation of Virtue solid.
The rocks for the sculpture came from :
Sirudhamoor, Pattumalaikuppam Hills and Ambhasamudram Hills.