Ayanavaram

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Ayanavaram
அயன்புரம்/அயனாவரம்
neighbourhood
Ayanavaram is located in Chennai
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Coordinates: 13°06′00″N 80°13′59″E / 13.1°N 80.233°E / 13.1; 80.233Coordinates: 13°06′00″N 80°13′59″E / 13.1°N 80.233°E / 13.1; 80.233
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai District
Metro Chennai
Government
 • Body Chennai Corporation
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600 023
Vehicle registration TN-01
Planning agency CMDA
Civic agency Chennai Corporation
Website www.chennai.tn.nic.in

Ayanpuram, or Ayanavaram, is one of the many localities of Chennai and is located in North East Chennai about 8 kilometres from the city center. The Konnur High Road, one of the important connecting roads in Chennai runs through Ayanavaram. Ayanavaram is one of the peripheral commercial Areas of Chennai. Ayanpuram is the original name. Ayan means Brahma. When Lord Muruga admonished Brahma and took over the creation, it is believed that Brahma prayed to Lord Shiva and got his job back. It is believed that Lord Brahma worshipped Lord Shiva here. It is in recognition of that Ayanpuram is named. (It was also called Brahmapuri)

The Parasurama Eswarar Temple situated here is almost steeped in antiquity. Legend has it that Sage Parasurama killed his own mother at the order of his father, sage Jamdagini. Later according to the wish of Parasurama, Jamadagini also brought her back from death. Though she came back to life, because of the curse of killing a woman, sage parasurama prayed to Lord Shiva here and got his curse purged. Thus, the Lord Shiva here is called Parasurama Eswarar.

Location in Context[edit]

Landmarks[edit]

Ayanavaram houses carriage and locomotive workshops where the coaches and locomotives of the Southern Railway are repaired. The major hospital here is the Southern Railway Headquarters Hospital, which is known for its cardiology department. Other hospitals include Thiruvateeswarar Hospital, ESI Hospital, Yasodha Hospital, Leprosy Centre, I.C.F. Hospital and many private nursing homes. A very old and big bus terminus is located here. A Technical Training Centre is also located here. Kalikamba Kameswarar Temple and Lutheran Church are a few other landmarks. Don Bosco Shrine is an important pilgrimage site for the Christian devotees; the relic of Don Bosco was kept for adoration during its India trip in 2011. Gopikrishna theatre complex is an another famous landmark here.

Localities[edit]

  • Vasantha Garden ST
  • Pilkington Road
  • New Street [Mulakaliamman Temple]
  • Medavakkam Tank Road
  • Elumalai street
  • Ujjini Street
  • Palani Andavar Koil Street
  • Chelliamman Koil Street
  • Ramalingapuram
  • Chengalvaraya Maistry Street
  • Swamibhakthan Street
  • Sankarabhakthan Street
  • Nageshwara Guruswamy Street
  • N.M.K Street
  • Guruvappa Maistry Street
  • Aringer Anna Street(Vellala st 2nd lane)
  • Vellala Street
  • Mettu Street
  • Palayakara Street
  • Annai Indira Nagar
  • Venkatesapuram Colony
  • Noor Hotel
  • Pudhu nagar
  • Ramanujam Nagar
  • Ramalingapuram
  • Sayani
  • ESI
  • Ayananvaram bus dipo
  • PonnuvelPuram(1st,2nd,3rd,4th,5th street)
  • Somasundaram Street
  • Parasuram Easwaran Koil Street [ P E Koil Street ]
  • Kariya Maanikka Perumal Koil Street [ K.M.P. Koil Street ]
  • United India Nagar
  • Kipson Nagar
  • Raji naicken street
  • Puja Recreation Centre ( Phoenix Bar & Restaurant )
  • Parthasarthy Street
  • Palaniappa Street
  • Portuguese Road
  • Chetty Garden Street
  • gopikrishna theatre
  • Mylappa Street
  • Solai Street
  • Solai Amman Temple
  • sababathy street
  • Gopikrishna Theatre
  • Palayam Pillai Nagar

Hospitals[edit]

  • ENT Clinic = Dr. Thiruneelakandan Karthikeyan M.D, F.A.C.S,F.R.C.P (free treatment)
  • ESC

Living[edit]

The region from east to west is frequently provided with banks, small market places and wedding halls. The Aspiran Garden Colony, Ramanujam Nagar, Mettu Street, Ayanavaram market and Railway Quarters are the popular residential places in Ayanavaram. The colony is located close to the northern limits of the city outskirts.

Accessibility[edit]

Bus, train or taxi are the various modes of transportation to reach Ayanavaram.

Ayanavaram is reasonably well connected and is about 7 km from George Town or Vepery. The nearest train station (about 2 km) to Ayanavaram is Perambur Railway Station. The Chennai Airport is about 20 km south of Ayanavaram.

Educational institutions[edit]

  1. Government Polytechnic College
  2. W.P.A. Soundarapandian Higher Secondary School
  3. Bethel Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  4. Kannada Sangha Higher Secondary School
  5. Dhanish Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  6. Tarapore and Loganathan girls Higher Secondary School
  7. Dr. Salai Govindarajan Matric school for girls
  8. Kaligi Ranganatham Montford Matriculation School
  9. Don Bosco Matriculation School
  10. Railway Colony Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  11. Sornammal Matric School
  12. Sri.Arangiah Naidu High School
  13. Davidson Matriculation School

Areas/main roads in and around Ayanavaram[edit]

  • Villivakkam
  • Konnur (high road)
  • Joint Office (Ayanavaram Market)
  • ICF
  • Perambur
  • New Avadi Road
  • Ayanavaram Road
  • Kellys
  • Purasawalkam

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