A 20-ft Thiruvalluvar statue in Tamil writing that is unique to its sort is becoming a major attraction — KCP Infra Limited
A unique statue of the Great Tamil Poet and Philosopher Thiruvalluvar has been constructed along Kurichi lakebed as a part of Smart City project. The huge statue is made with 1330 Tamil characters in honor of 1330 Thirukkural written by Thiruvalluvar.
The sculpture is 15 feet wide, 25 feet high and 20 feet long, weighing 2.50 tonnes. The entire structure with 12 vowels (uyir eluthukal), 18 consonants (mei eluthukal), 216 vowels consonants (uyirmei eluthukal) and 1 ayutha eluthu with a total of 247 Tamil alphabets. Apart from this, the statue has been designed with four secret words, which need to be searched and found.
Thiruvalluvar statue has been erected in various countries of the world including India. But there is no statue of Thiruvalluvar in Tamil script anywhere in the world. A statue of a political party leader in Korea was erected in the country’s native language. Similarly, first-of-its-kind statue in Tamil history that Thiruvalluvar sculpture has been erected with Tamil characters in Coimbatore.
All the Tamil alphabets in the sculpture are made of quality steel and the letters are interlaced in different shapes to reflect the sun’s rays on the idol. This statue is seen as the tribute for Tamil language and Thiruvalluvar which is getting survived for more than 2500 years and will survive till the earth survives. Our future generations should understand the value of our oldest classical language on earth. This sculpture will convey this message to the world.
Thiruvalluvar statue has become a major attraction at Kurichi lake and people started admiring its creativeness. The visuals of the idol are getting spreaded on social networking sites which pulls the minds of people who are passionate about tamil language living in different parts of the world.