The entire memorial is likely to be inaugurated during Pongal festival

“Karikal Cholan Manimandpam”, a memorial announced by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, in honour of the great king who built Grand Anicut, has been completed at Grand Anicut in Thanjavur district.

“Ninety per cent of the work has been completed. Some stucco works are going on in the central dome of the building and flooring with marble has to be done. Other works have been completed,” said the Public Works Department engineers.

The beautiful structure, in Dravidian architecture, is being built on 4,000 sq. ft. at the anicut.

It has a central dome surrounded by four domes and another separate four domes on pillars in the four corners, engineers said.

The memorial on the banks of the Ullar is coming up at a cost of Rs. 2.10 crore.

“The Manimandapam will be ready for inauguration in January,” the engineers said.