Valluvar Kottam is a monument built to pay homage to Tamil Poet Saint Thiruvalluvar. The site where it is situated once housed an unused lake. The monument is in the shape of a temple chariot and contains a lively and splendid statue of the poet. The temple chariot is a replica of the one at Thiruvar. Thiruvalluvar's significant contribution to Tamil literature is in the form of Thirukkural. As a tribute, 133 verses from the same literary work have been inscribed at the base of the chariot. In order to achieve this task, 3000 blocks of stones were required at time of the construction. Valluvar Kottam is the only one of its kind monument in Tamil Nadu. Apart from this, there is an auditorium that can accommodate upto 4000 people at a time. The most fascinating feature is that all the verses from the epic Thirukkural are inscribed on the granite pillars, surrounding the auditorium. Moreover, another amazing attribute of the auditorium is that it is not supported by a single pillar and stands without any support.