Bharathiyar Mani Mandapam, Ettayapuram
In memory of the National poet Subramania Bharathiyar, a memorial was built by Kalki Krishna Moorthy in 1945 in Ettayapuram and Mahatma Gandhi showered his blessings on the occasion of opening. In 1981 the centenary year of Bharathiyar was celebrated. This was taken over by the Public Relations Department on 11-12-81.
This is the birth place of Mahakavi Bharathiyar, the great Tamil Patriot and Poet, who led the Indian Independence movement in Tamil Nadu through his revolutionary poems. This Manimandapam houses the exhibits of various photos and other items used by Bharathiyar. Public Relations Department took over the administration of this memorial during the centenary year celebration of Bharathiyar in 1981.