Maduravoyal

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Maduravoyal
மதுரவாயல் (Maduraivayal Or Maduraivaayal)
Neighbourhood
Nickname(s): "West Door Of Chennai"
Maduravoyal is located in Chennai
Maduravoyal
Maduravoyal
Coordinates: 13°04′03″N 80°09′48″E / 13.0675°N 80.1632°E / 13.0675; 80.1632Coordinates: 13°04′03″N 80°09′48″E / 13.0675°N 80.1632°E / 13.0675; 80.1632
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tiruvallur District
Taluk Maduravoyal
Metro Chennai
Government
 • Body Chennai Corporation
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 86,195
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600095
Vehicle registration TN-12
Planning agency CMDA
Civic agency Chennai Corporation
Website www.chennai.tn.nic.in

Maduravoyal is a small township located in the west of Chennai, India. Maduravoyal was only a village with people belonging to Nayakars (Vaniya Kula Shatriya) and other communities of which previles in North TamilNadu. As of 2011, the town had a population of 86,195.

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.[1][2] 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.[3][4]

Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh in the year January 2009[5] laid foundation stone for the Chennai Port – Maduravoyal Expressway a 19 kilometres (12 mi) elevated expressway project by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

Name[edit]

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 (Thiruvallur)[edit]

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,"

Demographics[edit]

According to2011 census, Maduravoyal had a population of 86,195 with a sex-ratio of 993 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[6] A total of 10,392 were under the age of six, constituting 5,277 males and 5,115 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 13.58% and .36% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 77.04%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[6] The town had a total of 21623 households. There were a total of 33,208 workers, comprising 234 cultivators, 130 main agricultural labourers, 417 in house hold industries, 29,614 other workers, 2,813 marginal workers, 32 marginal cultivators, 25 marginal agricultural labourers, 78 marginal workers in household industries and 2,678 other marginal workers.[7]

Localities[edit]

  • Madurai Nayakar Street
  • Maduravoyal Post Office
  • Vel Nagar
  • Ayyavoo Nagar
  • Venkateswaranagar
  • Janaki Nagar
  • Kambar Nagar 1st and 2nd street
  • 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
  • Erikarai
  • CDN Nagar
  • Kamaraj Nagar
  • Maduravoyal-Alapakkam Lake[8][9]
  • Mettukuppam
  • Gangai amman nagar
  • Seemaaththamman Nagar
  • Kamatchi Nagar
  • Chozhan Nagar
  • Lakshmi Nagar
  • Sri Krishna Nagar
  • Srinivasa Nagar
  • Abirami Nagar
  • Ganapathy Nagar Annex 1Street

Access[edit]

Maduravoyal lies on the Chennai-Bengaluru, National Highway NH 4.

From Maduravoyal Butterfly Bridge[edit]

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.

Bus facilities[edit]

From Maduravoyal[edit]

27B : Maduravoyal-Anna Square
53 CUT : Maduravoyal- St.George Fort-Broadway

Buses plying through Maduravoyal[edit]

A20 : CMBT-Maduravoyal-Vanagaram Apollo Hospital-Ayanambakkam-Ambathur
101 : Thiruvotriyur-Maduravoyal-Poonamallee
50  : Broadway-Maduravoyal-Thiruverkadu
150 : Broadway-Maduravoyal-Thiruverkadu-Avadi
27C : T.Nagar-Vadapalani-CMBT-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
111 : 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
49G : Thiruverkadu-Vanagaram-Maduravoyal Earikarai-Aalapakkam-Vadapalani-T.Nagar (Limited Services)
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[edit]

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]

Train[edit]

Soon MONO train will Run in Maduravoyal by way of vadapalani to poonamallee

Ward and zone[edit]

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.

Place of worship[edit]

Temples[edit]

  • 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

Mosques[edit]

  • Maduravoyal Mosque
  • MMDA Mosque
  • Erikarai Mosque
  • Kanniyamman Nagar Mosque

Churches[edit]

  • CSI Church, Maduravoyal Market
  • St. Antony's Church, Maduravoyal Ration Shop
  • ELG MINISTRY, MADURAVOYAL E.B.

Hospitals[edit]

  • 24hrs Emergency Clinic, Maduravoyal Market
  • Meenakshi General Hospital, Allapakam Road
  • Appollo Hospital, Ayanambakkam (1.5 km away)
  • Neuro Life Line Hospital, Aalapakkam Main Road
  • Yours Clinic, Pallavan Nagar
  • Trinity Dental Clinic , Golden george Nagar

Pharmacies[edit]

  • Buhari Medicals, Maduravoyal Ration Shop Stopping
  • Maduravoyal Pharmacy, Maduravoyal Earikarai Stopping
  • Thulasi Medicals, Aalapakkam Main Road
  • Kasthuri Medicals, Aalapakkam Main Road
  • Rama Medicals, Aalapakkam Main Road
  • Senthil Medicals, Maduravoyal Market
  • MedPlus, Aalapakkam Main Road

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chennai City Expansion Order". Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "More areas to come under Chennai Corporation". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Dec 30, 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Maduravoyal flyover a hit before it’s opened". Times of India. June 7, 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Madhavan, T. (August 22, 2010). "Maduravoyal flyover, a relief for motorists". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "PM lays foundation". January 8, 2009. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Maduravoyal". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Maduravoyal may escape inundation". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 5 October 2007. 
  9. ^ "Once a lake, now just a ghost of it". The Hindu (Chennai, India). Feb 4, 2009.