The Thiruvalluvar Temple in Mylapore is receiving a whopping allocation of Rs.15 crores for a complete renovation and restoration exercise.
Technicians and engineers have already started the background work and the large scale renovation work will start within the next three months, HR & CE minister P. K. Sekar Babu told Mylapore Times.
The minister, the city Mayor, the Mylapore MLA and senior officials were at the temple on May9 where they were given a brief of the plans.
All the mandapams inside the temple will be rebuilt with karungal. The ancient well will be refurbished. The entire temple complex will be painted afresh. And other repair works will be undertaken. Plus, rich landscaping of the campus.
Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar was close to the heart of Kalaignar Karunandhi who built both the Valluvar Kottam and the statue of the poet in Kanniyakumari, said the minister.
The previous renovation of the Thiruvalluvar temple too had been undertaken when Karunanidhi was the chief minister.
“This is an ancient temple and we are going all out to ensure that it gets a fresh new look. It will be the biggest renovation that this temple has seen in its history and we are dedicating the current renovation exercise to Kalaignar”, said the minister.
- Report by S Prabhu