The Thiruvalluvar Statue, that tiny-looking structure in this photo, is actually a 41-metre-tall (133 ft) stone sculpture of the Tamil poet and philosopher Valluvar. It is located atop a small island near the town of Kanyakumari on the southernmost point of the Indian peninsula on the Coromandel Coast, where two seas (the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea) and an ocean (the Indian Ocean) meet. The statue was sculpted by the Indian sculptor V. Ganapati Sthapati, who also created the Iraivan Temple, and was unveiled on the millennium day of 1 January 2000. It is currently the 25th tallest statue in India.

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