It is a historical monument dedicated to the well-known poet, philosopher and saint, Thiruvalluvar. The temple is built in the shape of a chariot, and is 39 m high. As you enter it, you can see a huge effigy of the saint. What makes this temple unique is that it stands without the support of any pillar. On the giant columns of the auditorium, the facade and in the hall corridors, one can find 1,330 verses of the Thirukkural, a classic Tamilian text, that was penned down by the saint about 2,000 years ago. In the construction of the temple, around 3,000 blocks of stones were used. There is also a lion on the main gateway that features a beautiful design. 

The temple was built under the guidance of a South Indian architect, V Ganapati Sthapati, who also built the statue of the saint at Kanyakumari. 

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