Madambakkam

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Madambakkam
city
Dhenupureeswarar Temple
Dhenupureeswarar Temple
Madambakkam is located in Chennai
Madambakkam
Madambakkam
Coordinates: 12°54′14″N 80°09′31″E / 12.903848°N 80.15861°E / 12.903848; 80.15861Coordinates: 12°54′14″N 80°09′31″E / 12.903848°N 80.15861°E / 12.903848; 80.15861
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kancheepuram
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,556
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Madambakkam is a panchayat town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It borders Selaiyur, Vengaivasal and Sithalapakkam. The town is well known for its greeneries and the famous centuries old Dhenupureeswarar temple.

Geography[edit]

Madambakkam is located at 12°54′14″N 80°09′31″E / 12.903848°N 80.15861°E / 12.903848; 80.15861.[1] It has an average elevation of 29 metres (95 feet). Periyar Nagar, Kozhipannai, Sadasiva Nagar, Mullai Nagar, LDS Avenue, Thiruvalluvar Street, A.L.S nagar,Sri Parasuvnath Avenue, S.R.Colony,Yeshwanth Nagar, Greater kailash nagar, Parvathi Nagar, Padmavathi Nagar, Padhama Prabhu Nagar , Rajambal Colony And its Extensions, Joy Nagar, Manickam Nagar and its Extensions, Brindhavan Nagar, Balaji Nagar, Jothivenkatachalam Nagar, Prashanthi Colony, Sudharsan nagar, Shanti Niketan Colony, Sriram Nagar, Ganapathi Nagar, Gnananda Nagar(South),Kamaraj Nagar, Sri Bhuvaneswari Nagar, Ambika Nagar, Aditya Nagar, Sabapathy Nagar, Kumara samy Nagar , Bank Colony,Chandara Bass Nagar are localities in Madambakkam.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Madambakkam had a population of 16,556. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Madambakkam has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 69.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 78%. In Madambakkam, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

One of the greatest thing available in Madambakkam which is equal to the World Heritage Site is Dhenupureeshwar Temple where Lord Shiva appeared as Svayambu. Lord Dhenukambal is also there.

There is also an UNIVERSAL SHRINE for 18 siddars which very unique for worship, irresepective of caste , creed , or religion , 18 siddars represent the Navagrahas ( each planet is represented by 2 siddars) SIDDAR HAVAN is the most popular way of worship ,wherein the individual is permitted to perform velvi by themselves , this is also called as NAVAGRAHA PARIHARA STALAM

Temple[edit]

Interior view-Thenupureeswarar koil
Thenupureeswarar koil kodimaram

Madambakkam is known for its historic Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main deity of the temple is Lord Dhenupureeswarar. The temple is believed to be revamped during the tenure of Kulothunga Chola. The temple itself is said to have built during the period of the Parantaka Chola II (Sundara Chola), around 956-973 A.D. It has got beautiful sculptures and different postures of Shiva. There are more than 18 different temples around this temple, which is formed in an Om shape. The temple is one of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in the state of Tamil Nadu.[3]

The Gajaprishta Vimana temple contains inscriptions ranging from the period of Cholas through Sundara Pandya to Vijayanagara kings. The inscriptions reveal that the original name of Lord Dhenupureeswarar was Sittreri Udaiya Nayanar and that of Goddess Dhenukambal was Nampirattiyar. The passageway through which visitors pass to see the main deity belongs to the Vijayanagara period.

People[edit]

The Madambakkam is highly residential area where,the population is a mixture of Tamil and other Indians.

Library[edit]

A library is situated in Brindavan Nagar park, near Reddy cricket ground.

Schools[edit]

Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School. The ARK kids International Montessori Play School.

Chilanka Academy of Dance and Music is situated at ALS Nagar, Madambakkam and VGP Srinivasa Nagar Rajakilpakkam. The Academy provides training for (adults/children) graded courses of ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY for Bharatanatyam, Vocal, Drawing, Violin, Mridangam and TRINITY COLLEGE OF LONDON graded courses for keyboard, guitar.

Transport[edit]

Madambakkam is connected by MTC Chennai and can be reached by routes.

A5 - T. Nagar to Balaji nagar,

51G, 51K, 51D and - Tambaram East,

M14 (Extn.,) from SaidaPet to Madambakkam Koil via SanthosaPuram, Vengai Vasal

M15 - Adyar to Balaji nagar. This service is available one trip on morning and evening.

Kozhipannai & Bharath University are the nearby busy areas.

151exp Highcourt to Noothanchery via Marina, MGR janaki college, Adyar, Velachery, Pallikaranai, Rajakilpakkam, Kozhipannai. This service is available one trip on morning and evening. 70cKoymabedu Market Koyambedu P.S M.M.D.A.Colony Rd.Jn. Jn Of Iii And 1St Ave Jaffarkhan Pet Cipet St Thomas Mount Po Menamabakkam Old Airport Thirusoolam National Airp Pallavaram Chrompet T.B.Sanatorium Tambaram Tambaram East Convent Mahalakshmi Nagar Srinivasa Nagar Madambakkam Koil Noothancheri Noothancheri Cross Rd. Madurapakkam

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Madambakkam
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ Madhavan, D. (20 December 2012). "National Institute of Siddha modifies expansion plan". The Hindu (Chennai: The Hindu). Retrieved 23 Dec 2012.