(Maduraivayal Or Maduraivaayal)
|Nickname(s): "West Door Of Chennai"|
|• Body||Chennai Corporation|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Civic agency||Chennai Corporation|
Maduravoyal (Tamil: மதுரவாயல்) is a small township located in the west of Chennai, India. Maduravoyal name came from Madura+Vayal, Madura = Beautiful - Vayal= Entrance (மதுரா / மதுரம் = அழகிய+வாயல் = மதுரவாயல்). So the meaning of the name Maduravoyal which means beautiful Entrance. There is no connection with Madurai in South Tamilnadu nor the people who lives there. Maduravoyal was only a village with people belonging to Nayakars (Vaniya Kula Shatriya) and other communities of which previles in North TamilNadu.
Maduravoyal also has a name as "Ettaavadhu Mile" (8th mile), so it could be famous in British Period too, it is exactly 12.87 kilometres (8.00 mi) from Chennai Harbour, and Maduravoyal located 3 km from the west of Koyambedu area which is a major hub of activity in Chennai City. Maduravoyal which was once a suburb of Chennai became a part of chennai corporation in 2009 city expansion order passed by the state government. Nearby areas include Nerkundram, Mogappair, Vanagaram, Valasaravakkam, Alapakkam and Porur.
The second phase of Chennai Bypass cuts through Maduravoyal to reach the northern borders of Chennai. Maduravoyal noticed a rapid developed and sudden increase in property prices ever since the Maduravoyal Junction with the cloverleaf interchange (flyover) became operational.
Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh in the year January 2009 laid foundation stone for the Chennai Port – Maduravoyal Expressway a 19 kilometres (12 mi) elevated expressway project by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
- 1 Maduravoyal (Thiruvallur)
- 2 Localities
- 3 Access
- 4 Ward and zone
- 5 Educational institutions
- 6 Place of worship
- 7 Hospitals
- 8 References
In Maduravoyal, the south side of "Madurai Nayakar Street", amateur archaeologists of Ayyavoo Nagar residents played discovered two rare inscriptions of the Telugu Cholas dating back to the 13th century while renovating an ancient Maha Shiva temple. The residents found these inscriptions when they were removing thick lime wash on the temple walls, as part of the renovation. The temple had been lime washed to yellow a few decades back, hiding the inscriptions. "It is a rare finding of the Telugu Chola period," the name of village called Maduravoyal .
Written in Tamil, the inscriptions have been dated to the period 1246–1249 AD during the reign of Vijayakandangopalan of Telugu Cholas. Vijayakandangoplan, who ruled for 25 years from 1242 AD, was a famous feudatory ruler of the Cholas, and had marriage relations with them. The Telugu Cholas reigned between the seventh and thirteenth centuries and adopted the title of Chola to show the feudatory status they had under the Chola-Chalukya rulers. The Chinese traveler Yuan Chwang referred to the Telugu Cholas as "Chuliyas."
Inscriptions found at the temple refer to two contributions made by the ruler on two different occasions for the purpose of temple maintenance. In the first instance, Vijayakandangoplan donated four cows and a huge lamp for illuminating the temple in 1246 AD. Three years later, he again contributed large acres of farmland in Sembakkam, a village in Singalur of Tiruvallur district. In the inscription, he rules that revenue generated in the form of taxes from these lands should be spent for the maintenance of the temple. "In ancient times, temples acted not only as places of worship but, also as registration offices, schools, and assemblies of elders,"
- Madurai Nayakar Street
- Maduravoyal Post Office
- Vel Nagar
- Ayyavoo Nagar
- Janaki Nagar
- MMDA Colony(4th to 7th blocks)
- Karthikeyan Nagar
- Old Maduravoyal (Perumal Koil Street, Sannadhi Street, North Mada Street & South Mada Street)
- Maduravoyal Market
- Pallavan Nagar
- Kamaraj Nagar
- Maduravoyal-Alapakkam Lake
- Gangai amman nagar
- Seemaaththamman Nagar
- Kamatchi Nagar
- Chozhan Nagar
- Lakshmi Nagar
- Sri Krishna Nagar
- Srinivasa Nagar
- Abirami Nagar
Maduravoyal lies on the Chennai-Bengaluru, National Highway NH 4.
From Maduravoyal Butterfly Bridge
SOUTH: Chennai by-pass road connects NH 45 To Reach Tambaram
NORTH : Chennai by-pass connects NH 5 To reach Ambattur, Gumulipundi
WEST : NH 4 connects Poonamalle, Sriperumbuthur, Ranipet, Vellore to
- Buses towards Thiruverkadu and Poonamalle on Poonamalle high road pass by Maduravoyal.
- Maduravoyal having 4 major bus stops include
Maduravoyal Ration shop, Maduravoyal Post office, Maduravoyal Market & Maduravoyal Erikarai.
- 27B : Maduravoyal-Anna Square
- 53 CUT : Maduravoyal- St.George Fort-Broadway
Buses plying through Maduravoyal
- A20 : CMBT-Maduravoyal-Vanagaram Apollo Hospital-Ayanambakkam-Ambathur
- 101 : Thiruvotriyur-Maduravoyal-Poonamallee
- 50 : Broadway-Maduravoyal-Thiruverkadu
- 150 : Broadway-Maduravoyal-Thiruverkadu-Avadi
- 27C : T.Nagar-Maduravoyal-Thiruverkadu
- M27V: Thiruverkadu-Maduravoyal EB-Valasaravakkam-Vadapalani-T.Nagar
- 127B: Thiruverkadu-Maduravoyal-C.M.B.T-Anna Square
- 53 : Poonamallee-Maduravoyal-Broadway
- 53E : Mangadu-Kumananchavadi-Maduravoyal-Broadway
- 53K : CMBT-Maduravoyal-Poonamallie-Nazarethpet-Mepoor
- 53P : Broadway-Dinathanthi-Aminzikarai-Maduravoyal-Kumananchavadi-Mangadu-Pattoor
- 53S : Pattabhiram-Thiruverkadu-Maduravoyal-C.M.B.T
- 153 : Thirumazhisai-Poonamallee-Maduravoyal-Broadway
- 253 : Vellavedu-Poonamallee-Maduravoyal-Aminjikarai
- 553 : Sunguvarchatram-Poonamallee-Maduravoyal-Broadway
- 29E : Thiruverkadu-Maduravoyal-Perambur
- 59 : Thiruverkadu-Maduravoyal-Vallalar Nagar(Mint)
- 159 : Thiruverkadu-Maduravoyal-Vallalar Nagar(Mint)-Thiruvottriyur
- 170 : Thiruverkadu-Maduravoyal-C.M.B.T-Tambaram
- M170: Thiruverkadu-Maduravoyal-C.M.B.T-Velachery
- 596 : CMBT-Maduravoyal-Poonamallie-Thirumazhisai-Thiruvallore
- 596P: CMBT-Maduravoyal-Poonamallie-Thirumazhisai-Thiruvallore
- 591A: CMBT-Maduravoyal-Poonamallie-Perampakkam
- Mini Bus Services (Small Bus)
- 1 New bus (2 buses) launched and plying through Maduravoyal and it was launched by our CM on 23 October 2013.
- 5 more New Mini Buses launched by our CM in the month of February 2014.
Mini Bus Routes
- S25 - Maduravoyal to Valasaravakkam [Route: Maduravoyal Earikarai-Aalapakkam main Road-Meenakshi Dental College-Govt. High School-S.S.Motors-Arcot Road]
- S28 - Maduravoyal to SRMC [Route: Maduravoyal Earikarai-Vanagaram-Captain TV Office-Sheikmanyam-Karambakkam-Porur-SRMC]
- S42 - Maduravoyal to Koratur [Route: Maduravoyal Earikarai-Maduravoyal P.O-Maduravoyal Ration Kadai-Vengayamandi-Mugapair-J.J.Nagar-Britania-Koratur]
Soon MONO train will Run in Maduravoyal by way of vadapalani to poonamallee
Ward and zone
As per Chennai Corporation's new zone map (issued after expansion in 2009), Maduravoyal comes under Ward XI in Valasaravakkam Zone. The ward divisions of Maduravoyal are 144 ward member -MR.Baarath, 146 ward member-MR.Jeevanantham and 147 ward member-MR-A.Devados.
NGO - Shasha Foundation and Event management
Society for habitual awareness and service for human action
Service :(Child welfare,youth empowerment,Women development,Cultural development and NGO networking) Events : Marriage Receptions events,Birthday party,Culturals Like DJ,Dance ,Street play,Mime and Variety Entertainment.
Madura naiyakan street Maduravoyal -9176068303
Children's HOme of Hope No.288, P.H.ROAD, MADURAVOYAL, 23870122
Manasa Home Varalashmi Nager Maduravoyal
- Dr. MGR Deemed University
- Raja Rajeshwari Engineering College
- Thai Moogambigai Polytechnic College
- Meenakshi Dental College and Hospital
- Thiru Seven Hills Polytechnique
- Primary School (Old Maduravoyal Panchayat Union School)
- Govt Higher Sec School
- Karthikeyan Matriculation Higher Secondary School
- Bharathi Matriculation School
- Infant Jesus School
- Shram Academy
- Bhagyalaxmi Matriculation Hr sec school
- Sheeba Nursery convent
- ArulMigu Meenakshi Amman Hr.Sec.School
Place of worship
- Venkatesha perumal temple- Madurai Naicker Street
- selva vinayagar temple- vel nagar
- Gangai amman temple, Janaki nagar.
- Seemathamman temple, Seemathamman nagar.
- Perumal & Markasakayaesear Temple, more than 860 years 13AD temple by Telegu Kolathangan chola king build temple(South Mada Street)
- Vinayagar Temple, (North Mada Street)
- Murugan Temple, Karthikeyan Nagar
- Ganesh Temple, Pallavan Nagar
- Perumal Temple, Old Maduravoyal
- Sivan Temple, Maduravoyal (Near Municipality office)
- Gangai amman temple, Gangai amman nagar.
- Bhuvaneswari Nagathamman Temple, M.M.D.A. Colony
- Maha Sakthi Vinayagar Temple, 6th block ,M.M.D.A. Colony
- Samaiyapurathu mariyammam temple, Lakshmi Nagar
- Vinayagar Temple, Chozhan Nagar.
- selva vinayagar temple-ganapathy nagar
- Maduravoyal Mosque
- MMDA Mosque
- Erikarai Mosque
- Kanniyamman Nagar Mosque
St.Antony's Church, Rationshop Stop, Market Church M.M.D.A. Church
6 th block,MMDA Church
- 24hrs Emergency Clinic, Maduravoyal Market
- Meenakshi General Hospital, Allapakam Road
- Appollo Hospital, Ayanambakkam (1.5 km away)
- "Chennai City Expansion Order". Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- "More areas to come under Chennai Corporation". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Dec 30, 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- "Maduravoyal flyover a hit before it’s opened". Times of India. June 7, 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- Madhavan, T. (August 22, 2010). "Maduravoyal flyover, a relief for motorists". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- "PM lays foundation". January 8, 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- "Maduravoyal may escape inundation". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 5 October 2007.
- "Once a lake, now just a ghost of it". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Feb 4, 2009.