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Brindavan Nagar Main Road, Adambakkam
Brindavan Nagar Main Road, Adambakkam
Adambakkam is located in Chennai
Coordinates: 12°59′N 80°12′E / 12.99°N 80.20°E / 12.99; 80.20Coordinates: 12°59′N 80°12′E / 12.99°N 80.20°E / 12.99; 80.20
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
Metro Chennai
Ward 165
 • Body CMDA
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600088
Telephone code 44 - 225, 233, 234
Vehicle registration TN-22
Lok Sabha constituency Chennai South
Vidhan Sabha constituency Saidapet
Planning agency CMDA

Adambakkam is a neighbourhood in Chennai, a city located on the east coast of South India. It is a thickly populated area close to the St. Thomas Mount Railway Station. Adambakkam is surrounded by Alandur, Palavanthangal, Nanganallur, Vanuvampet, Puzhuthivakkam, Velachery and Guindy. Before October 2011, one part of Adambakkam used to come under Chennai Corporation while the other under Alandur Municipality. From October 2011, the entire area was merged with Chennai Corporation.[1] Upon completion of the MRTS extension line, the neighbourhood will be served by Adambakkam railway station.


Adambakkam is located at 12°59′N 80°12′E / 12.99°N 80.20°E / 12.99; 80.20.[2] It has an average elevation of 7 metres (26 feet).


Adambakkam has a population with diverse cultures where Hindus, Muslims and Christians co-exist. Prominent Hindu temples are the famous Pazhandi Amman temple near Mount railway station, Sundara Vinayagar Temple in NGO COLONY, Devi Nagamuthu Mariamman temple in EB Colony, Lord Subramanya temple in Brindavan Nagar, Bhuvaneshwari Amman temple in Andal Nagar and Nandeeswarar temple near St. Thomas Mount railway station. Viswaroopa Sarvamangala Shaneeswara Bhagawan Sannidhi is located inside Devi Nagamuthu Mariamman temple. Prominent Mosque is the Masthan Gori Masjid behind Adambakkam police station. Prominent Church is the St. Mark's Church in Brindavan Nagar.

Sri Nandeeswarar Temple is an ancient temple (fondly called as Sivan temple by local people) located in Chennai near St. Thomas Mount (Adambakkam).This temple exists from ancient period approx 1000+ years. The main deity is Sri Nandheeswarar and Goddess is Sri Aavudai Nayagi (Gomathi in Sanskrit). Legend says that, there lived a Rishi called 'Bringi Munivar' in the nearby hill and was performing penance worshipping Lord Shiva. As 'Bringi' Rishi was residing, the hill was called as 'Bringi Malai' which is today's 'Parangi Malai' or 'St. Thomas Mount'.

Pleased by Bringi Rishi's worship, Lord Shiva gave dharshan to him in the form of Nandhi in this holy place and hence the God here is known as Nandheeswarar. During later days, a Chola king called "Aadhani Cholan" who was ruling this part of the land constructed this temple. As this territory was part of his then kingdom, this place was known as "Aadhanippakkam" which turned to be today's "Aadhambakkam". Also it is said that Bringi Rishi kept his pitcher [in Tamil, Kindi{Kamandalam, like Jug}] at a certain place during prayers. Over time, this place, Kindy came to be known as 'GUINDY'

Located very close to St. Thomas Mount Railway Station, this ancient, yet small and beautiful temple has a very holy ambience with ancient architecture and sculptures. While going through this place, Kanchi Maha Periyaval found this temple and asked the people to conduct regular pujas. The special feature of this temple is that on all Pradosham days a cow goes round the sanctum.

Lord Subramanya temple in Brindavan Nagar, Adambakkam


  • Shri Santhaana Muthumaari Amman Temple in Ex-Service Men Colony
  • Pazhandi Amman Temple, Near St.Thomas Railway Station
  • Nandeeswarar Temple, Near Mount Subway
  • Lord Subramanya Temple, Brindavan Nagar
  • Devi Nagamuthu Mariamman Temple (Vada Thirunallaru), EB Colony
  • Sri Bhuvaneshwari Amman Temple (Vada Pudhugai), Andal Nagar
  • Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple (Vada Thiruvarangam), Mohanapuri
  • Sundara Vinayagar Temple, NGO Colony
  • Sri Varasidhi Vinayagar Temple (Opp. to Adambakkam Police Station)
  • Sri Karpaga Vinayagar Temple and Sri Rukmani Pandurangan Temple, Shanthi Nagar
  • Ayyappan Temple, EB Colony
  • Puttru (Snake) Temple, EB Colony
  • Sri Ranganathar Temple, Mohanapuri 2nd Street
  • Sri Sarva Sidhi Vinayagar Temple, Ramakrishnapuram
  • Sri Sakthi Vinayagar Temple, Nilamangai Nagar
  • Sri Devi Karumariamman Temple, Balaji Nagar Main Road
  • Sri Sathyanarayan Temple, Mahalakshmi Nagar
  • Arulmigu Sri Muthumaariamman Temple, Kakkan Nagar 2nd Street
  • Papathi Karumariyamman Temple, Dr.Ambedkar Nagar West Velachery
  • Muthumariamman Temple, Dr.Ambedkar Nagar West Velachery
  • Thirukoodam, Saraswathi Nagar
  • Shirdi Sai Baba Temple (Near Adambakkam Water Tank, Lake View Street)
  • Devi Karumariamman Temple|Venkatesa Perumal Temple|Lakshmi Narasimhar Temple, Near Thillai Ganga Nagar Subway


  • St. Mark's Church, Brindavan Nagar
  • ECI Church, Kakkan Nagar
  • CSI Church, Brindavan Nagar
  • Shiloh Church, Near mount station
  • AG Church, Kakan Nagar


  • Masjid Tabaarak, Masthan Gori Street
  • Masjid Mubaarak, Ambedkar Nagar
  • Masjid Ar Rahmaan, Ambedkar Nagar
  • Masjid An Noor, Masudi Colony, Maduvankarai
  • Masjid Ridwaan, Nehru Nagar
  • Masjid Muhammadiyah, AG's colony


Karuneegar Street, adjacent to the St. Thomas Mount Railway Station, is the business center of Adambakkam and connects Adambakkam to Alandur

Adambakkam has a dedicated MTC Bus Depot close to officers colony in the city link main road and is fully functional. The state transport department uses this depot to station,maintain & refuel most of its buses serving nearby areas .This depot spot is increasingly becoming the most prominent pickup hub for college buses, IT and other company offering transport facilities. The residents of Adambakkam are also served by the following bus routes:

Brindavan Nagar Main Road and NGO Colony

  • M9M (AG's Colony-T.Nagar)
  • 9M (AG's Colony-High Court)
  • M51P (Puzhuthivakkam-High Court)
  • 554A (Puzhuthivakkam-Sriperumbudur)
  • M51R (Puzhuthivakkam-T.Nagar)
  • M17P (Puzhuthivakkam-Central)
  • M70V (Puzhuthivakkam-Ambattur O.T.)
  • 118P (Puzhuthivakkam-Guduvanchery)
  • M21S (NGO Colony-High Court)
  • S13 (Guindy - Velachery) Small Bus Service.

Mount Medavakkam Main Road (Vellalar Street)

  • M14 (NGO Colony-Medavakkam Koot Road)
  • M14 EXTN (Saidapet-Madambakkam Temple)
  • M11 (Saidapet-East Tambaram)
  • B51 (T.Nagar-East Tambaram)
  • 18D (Broadway-Keelkattalai)
  • 51S (Saidapet-East Tambaram)
  • M51S (T.Nagar-Sunnambu Kolathur)
  • 52K (Broadway-Keelkattalai)
  • 51M (T.Nagar-Madipakkam)
  • 51N (T.Nagar-Moovarasanpet)
  • M154B (Poonamallee-Nanganallur)
  • 5R (Saidapet-Velachery)
  • M14A (Velachery-Medavakkam Koot Road via N.G.O Colony)

The St. Thomas Mount Railway Station between Alandur and Adambakkam, part of the Chennai suburban railway serves the city's railway commuters. The phase II extension of the elevated Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) railway project is progressing at full pace and Adambakkam Station is expected to be built in Medavakkam main road junction near Vanuvampet. The work on the Rs.495.74 crore project is in progress and is expected to be completed by December 2012.[3] Mount subway and Thillai Ganga Nagar subway connects Adambakkam with GST Road. The Kakkan Bridge connects Ramakrishnapuram and Brindavan Nagar.

Summary of Transport facilities in Adambakkam:

  • MTC services via Medavakkam Main Road from all major areas to Nanganallur, Ullagaram, Madipakkam, Keelkattalai, Nanmangalam, Kovilambakkam, Medavakkam Koot Road
  • MTC services via Brindavan Nagar from all major areas to Puzhuthivakkam
  • Beach-Tambaram-Chengalpattu Suburban train service
  • MRTS extension from Velachery to Puzhuthivakkam, Adambakkam and St.Thomas Mount (Under construction)[4]
  • Metro Rail from Central to St.Thomas Mount via Koyambedu (Under construction)

Educational Institutions[edit]

  • DAV School, Vel Nagar
  • AROBOT, Vellalar Street
  • Vyasa Vidhyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School (VVMHSS), Balaji nagar
  • G.K.Shetty Hindu Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Brindavan Nagar
  • Mount Christian Matriculation Higher Secondary School (St.Britto's Academy), Near St.Thomas Mount Railway Station
  • New Prince Matriculation School, South Sector, New Colony
  • Indira Gandhi Matriculation School, Kundrakudi Nagar
  • Little Flower School, Secretariat Colony
  • Unity Public School, Mahalakshmi Nagar
  • Jai English Medium School (Nursery & Primary), Shanthi Nagar
  • Sunshine School, Inner Ring Road (Near Puzhuthivakkam MRTS Station)
  • Rosary Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Shanthi Nagar
  • Ma Play School, Ramakrishna Puram, Near Kakkan Bridge
  • Little Millennium (Educomp), Mohanapuri
  • Meera's Tiny Tots and Day Care, V.V.Colony
  • Apple Kids International Pre-School, Balaji Nagar and Thillai Ganga Nagar
  • EuroKids, Surendra Nagar (Near Jayalakshmi Theatre)
  • International Montessori & Play School, Mahalakshmi Nagar
  • St.Joseph's Convent, Near Venkateshwara Super Market, Brindavan Nagar
  • PSBB Millenium School (Near Kathipara towards Airport)
  • St.Britto's Academy, Velachery
  • Sri Chakravarthy International Matriculation Academy (Near Kathipara towards Airport)
  • AJS Nidhi Higher Secondary School, Alandur, Near St.Thomas Mount Railway Station
  • St. Marks Middle School, Brindavan Nagar
  • Alandur Municipal Middle School, Karuneegar Street
  • NIIT Computer Education, Mount-Medavakkam Main Road (Near Jayalakshmi Theatre)
  • CSC Computer Education, Karuneegar Street
  • Apollo Computer Education, Pazhandiamman Koil Street
  • SRM Infotech Computer Education, Karuneegar Street
  • IIHT Computer Education, Karuneegar Street
  • FIT Computer Education, Karuneegar Street
  • Nehru Government Boys Higher Secondary School, College Road, Nanganallur.
  • San Academy, V.O.C. Nagar Main Road.
  • Ekathra Pre-School Academy, Surendra Nagar.




  1. ^ "Expanded Chennai Corporationto be divided into 3 regions". The Hindu. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Adambakkam
  3. ^ "Outer Ring Road phase I to be over next year". The Hindu. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Aloysius Xavier Lopez (18 November 2011). "MRTS to Adambakkam likely by mid-2012". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 

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