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Selaiyur is located in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 12°56′N 80°08′E / 12.93°N 80.14°E / 12.93; 80.14Coordinates: 12°56′N 80°08′E / 12.93°N 80.14°E / 12.93; 80.14
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Selaiyur is a suburb near Tambaram, Chennai. This suburb is located on the Tambaram - Velachery Road. Once upon a time, this place was called as Silaiyur.[1] Neighbouring towns include Tambaram, Madambakkam, Rajakilpakkam, Sembakkam, Chitlapakkam and Medavakkam. it has the airforce station and serves dwellings for most of the retired airforce families and there are mixed of people like north Indians, andhraites, keralites etc...

Hindu Temples[edit]

  • Abhirami udanurai Amirthakadeswarar Temple.
    • Patronizes regular Thevaram chanting.
  • Arulmigu Adhi Kesava Perumal Temple, Selaiyur
  • Om Sri Skandasramam

Selaiyur Tank[edit]

Selaiyur has an ancient temple tank in its midst. This tank belonged to the nearby Perumal temple. It is said that a record, 400 years ago by Chola king Thribhuvana Chakravarthy Vijaykanda Gopalan states that the tank belonged to the Perumal temple.[2]


Selaiyur is well connected by MTC. The nearest railway station is 3 kilometres away at Tambaram. The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport at Meenambakkam. The main mode of transport and conveyance are buses and share-autos. The following buses ply towards Camp Road. Camp Road is the main junction in the locality where many important banks like SBI, HDFC, AXIS are situated.

List of buses from Tambaram East

  • 51A - Agaram Then
  • 51T - Ponmar/Madhurappakkam
  • 51K - Karanai/Navalur
  • 51D - Highcourt
  • PP51 - Highcourt
  • 51 - Velacherry
  • M11 - Madipakkam
  • A5 - T. Nagar
  • A51 - High Court
  • 95 - Thiruvanmiyur
  • 99 - ADYAR
  • V51 - T.nagar
  • 51G - Vengaivasal
  • 5A - T.Nagar
  • L51 - CMBT Bus Terminus
  • T151 - Kovalam
  • 500J - Chengalpat
  • S6 - Vengampakkam

Hindu Temples[edit]

  • Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Ahobila Mutt, Behind Selaiyur Police Station
  • Shri Vembuli Amman Thunai Temple
  • Rama Koti Nama Bhaktha Anjeya Swami Temple, Maruthy Nagar
  • Arulmigu Abirami Amman Udanurai Amirdhagadeswarar Temple - considered as "Chennaiyin Thirukadaiyur"
  • Amirthavalli Thayar samedha Adikesavaperumal Temple (Behind Selayur ICICI bank)
  • Oum Sri Skandasramam
  • Lord Dhenupureeswarar Temple, Madambakkam
  • The Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Brindavanam Trust, Madambakkam
  • Kailasanather Temple, Paduvancherry
  • Siva Temple, Agaramthen
  • Perumaul Koil, Padmavathy nagar, 12th street.
  • Sri Saibaba Temple, IAF Road, Near Ricky Garden and IAF Base, Selaiyur.
  • Shri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple


  • Christ King Convent
  • Corley Higher Secondary School
  • Christ King Girls Higher Secondary School
  • Alwin Memorial Public School
  • Boaz Public School, Gowrivakkam
  • Sitadevi Garodia Hindu Vidyalaya
  • Tamil Nadu State Govt. Corporation School
  • Kendriya Vidhyalaya (CBSE)
  • Sri Sankara Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Pavitra Nursery School, Brindavan Nagar Extn.
  • Zion Matriculation School
  • Bharath University
  • Alpha Marticulation and Higher Secondary School
  • Sri Lakshmi Ammal Engineering College
  • Lydia Matriculation School
  • Sree Gugans CBSE School
  • St. Marks Matriculation School - Camp Road
  • Apollo Computer Education


  1. ^ Selaiyur - the Home of Idols
  2. ^ Selaiyur - The Ancient Tank