Saligramam

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Saligramam
neighbourhood
Saligramam is located in Chennai
Saligramam
Saligramam
Coordinates: 13°02′53″N 80°12′05″E / 13.0481°N 80.2014°E / 13.0481; 80.2014Coordinates: 13°02′53″N 80°12′05″E / 13.0481°N 80.2014°E / 13.0481; 80.2014
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-10

Saligramam (சாலிகிராமம் ) is a residential locality situated in the western part of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India. Saligramam is surrounded by Vadapalani in the East Virugambakkam in the West, KK Nagar in the South and Koyambedu in the north. Saligramam was part of Saidapet Taluk in Chengleput District before it was merged with Chennai City and District in the Year 1977. Saligramam was having the Majority of Film Studios. Prasad Studio,AVM studios, Majestic Sudios, Vasu Studios, Shyamala Studios, Star studios, Prakash Studios, Bharani Studios, Arunachalam Studios are some among them. Now Prasad Studio,AVM studios are only operational., Prasad Film Labs and other cine production houses and rerecording theatres are located here. Most Cine personalities and workers are resided over them. SSR Pankajam is famous cine theatre. Sooriya Hospital & Bharani hospital are the leading hospitals in Chennai located here. Arcot Road is the Major road connecting Vadapalani and Virugambakkam via Saligramam. Arunachalam Road is the major road with leading Banks, ATMs, Commercial Complexs, major shops.

Transport[edit]

The frequent buses available from Parrys (Broadway) to Saligramam via central and Egmore railway station, Kodambakkam and Vadapalani. Bus numbers are

  1. 17E Saligramam - Broadway
  2. 17E cut service Dasarathapuram- Broadway
  3. 12C Saligramam- Mylapore

Many film personalities live in this area.

The theatres in and around Saligramam are

  • AVM Rajeswari
  • SSR Pankajam
  • Kamala ( Screen 1& 2 )in Vadapalani
  • Fame National ( Screen 1 - 5)in Virugambakkam.

Of this SSR Pankajam is owned by the yesteryear Tamil actor SS Rajendran and AVM Rajeswari owned by AVM group. Kamala theatre is now redesigned into Kamala1 and Kamala2 is owned by Chidambaram Chettiar who was known for his philanthropy.

Schools: Popular school in the area include Little Millennium (Educomp) for pre-schoolers (behind SSR Pankajam theatre), Ramalinga Mission Middle School which is situated in Gangappa Naidu Street (Opposite to AVM Studios) is the Oldest School in Saligramam, which was established in the year 1952 by Tamil Nadu Ramalinga Mission. Medium of Instruction in the School is Tamil.

Temples[edit]

Temples nearby and in Saligramam are

1.Ponniamman Temple 2.Vadajothi Vinayagar temple in Vadapalani Bus depot, 3.Adhimoolaperumal Temple in Vadapalani 4.Vadapalani Murugan Temple 5.Lord Vengeeswarar temple in Vadapalani. 6.Kaveri Vinayakar temple 7.Dhanalakshmi colony Vinakayar temple 8.Swami Ayyapan Temple at Arunachalam Road 9.Dharma Muneeswarar temple 10.Nagaathaman temple in Dhasarathapuram 11.Bharani Colony Ganesha temple 12.Sri Valampuri Vinayagar Temple. 13.Sri Shankara Narayana temple in Sri Ramar Street, 14.Sri Ragavendra temple in Sri Ramar Street, Devaraj nagar 15.Aram Valartha nayaki Samedha Kurungaleeswarar Temple and Vaikundavasa Perumal Temple in Koyambedu.

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