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Thiruvalluvar Statue

Thiruvalluvar Statue, also known as Valluvar Statue, is located in Tamil Nadu and is among the most famous Kanyakumari points of interest. It is the statue of the famous Tamil poet Valluvar, who is known for his ancient Tamil work called Thirukkural. The construction of the statue commenced in the year 1990 by an Indian sculptor called V. Ganapati Sthapati and was inaugurated by M. Karunanidhi in the year 2000. It is made up of stone and concrete and reflect Indian architecture. It is counted among the tallest statues of India. Kanyakumari Thiruvalluvar Statue is 133-feet tall and is situated at an island near the meeting point of Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. It stands right next to Vivekananda Rock Memorial. The monument is known for its strong structure, as it was unscathed by the Tsunami of 2004. Ferry services the lead up to Vivekananda Rock Memorial also halt at Kanyakumari Thiruvalluvar statue. During sunset, visitors can gain a breathtaking view of the statue.
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A few minutes here and you should be ready to walk back to the ferry for a quick ride to the massive Thiruvalluvar Statue. The stone sculpture of the Tamil poet/philosopher was unveiled only in 2000. While not much is known about the legendary poet, his work is considered among the finest works of Tamil and Indian literature. The statue, interestingly, is hollow from toe to scalp - take the stairs up to the base of the statue for a breathtaking view.Devi Kanya Kumari Temple The Devi Kanya Kumari temple is where the town gets its name from and should be on your must-visit list for its mythological importance if not religious. Photography is not allowed in the temple premises.Said to have been established by Lord Parashuram, the statue of the deity inside the temple is stunning. (read more on Touching the Tip and How!)
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Other points of interest in Kanyakumari include the Thiruvalluvar Statue has a height of 95 feet (29 m) and stands upon a 38 foot (11.5 m) rock which represents "wealth" and "pleasures", signifying that wealth and love be earned and enjoyed on the foundation of solid virtue. This is located about 500 metres east of the mainland and can be reached by taking a ferry from a docking point in Kanyakumari town. However, entry is restricted during rough seas and maintenance work.