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panchayat town
Walajabad is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°47′49″N 79°49′03″E / 12.7969°N 79.8176°E / 12.7969; 79.8176Coordinates: 12°47′49″N 79°49′03″E / 12.7969°N 79.8176°E / 12.7969; 79.8176
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kancheepuram
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,859
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Walajabad is a panchayat town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Walajabad had a population of 10,859. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Walajabad has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 68%. In Walajabad, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Before the invasion of Arcot Nawab this place was called as Sivapuram. Then after re named to Walajabad. Here Vishnu and Sivan temple are there which is oldest and belongs to Pallava dynasty. This is central hub which connects Chennai, Kancheepuram, chengalpet and illaiyanaavellur. Near to walajabad (About 17 km) government industrial sipcot is situated.


  • Toyota Tsusho India Pvt Ltd,
  • TT Assembly India Pvt Ltd,
  • Allison
  • Apollo Tyres
  • Asian Paints Limited
  • Axon Technologies, Mathur
  • Daimler India Commercial vehicles
  • Delphi Automotive Systems Pvt. Ltd.
  • Danfoss India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Enviro Metals Waste Management India Pvt Ltd ( a group of Shan Poornam Metals)
  • Global Automotive Research Centre
  • JCBL Marrel Tippers
  • Royal Enfield
  • Renault Nissan
  • Nippon Logistics
  • Aggreko Logistics

Walajabad was known as Seevaram. Seevaram means town and as well as the Buddhist Area. 8km from Walajabad there is Palayaseeavaram. Palayaseevaram means Old seevaram i.e. old town of this Area. Earlier development of the Walajabad Palayaseeavaram stood town stage to this area. Now Walajabad is the main and major place to many villages. It connects more than 50 villages. There are two government Higher Secondary Schools, one Aided Higher Secondary Schools, two Matriculation High schools.


  • Indian Bank,
  • Indian overseas bank,
  • State Bank of India,
  • Karur Visaya bank,
  • South Indian bank,
  • There are 10 ATMs available in town.


  • Adhi College Of Engg, and Tech (5Km)
  • Lord Venkateswara Engineering College (3 km)
  • Pachaiyappas Men's College (10 km)
  • Pachaiyappas Women's College (12 km)
  • Lord Iyyappa Engineering College (5 km)
  • pallavan college of engineering (23 km )
  • The Indian Public School(Inno Geocity -9 km)
  • Amirtham college.
  • St. Josephs Matriculation school
  • WT Masilamani Mudaliar Higher Secondary School (WTMM Hr.Sec. School)
  • Agathiya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Walajabad, Kanchipuram Kanchipuram District ( Agathiya Convent)
 (அகத்தியா மெட்ரிகுலேசன் மேல் நிலைப்பள்ளி , வாலாஜாபாத், காஞ்சிபுரம்)
  • Agathiya Nursery & Primary School, Ayyanpettai, Kanchipuram District.

Notable Peoples[edit]

  • Devarasanar Former President of Walajabad
  • Pandit R DAKSHINAMOORTHI - the famous mantra scholar and spiritualist has a house at JS Nagar.

  1. ^ "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.