Ayanavaram

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Ayanavaram
neighbourhood
Ayanavaram is located in Chennai
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram is located in Tamil Nadu
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram is located in India
Ayanavaram
Ayanavaram
Coordinates: 13°06′00″N 80°13′59″E / 13.1°N 80.233°E / 13.1; 80.233Coordinates: 13°06′00″N 80°13′59″E / 13.1°N 80.233°E / 13.1; 80.233
CountryIndia
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictChennai District
MetroChennai
Government
 • BodyChennai Corporation
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
600 023
Vehicle registrationTN-01
Planning agencyCMDA
Civic agencyChennai Corporation
Websitewww.chennai.tn.nic.in

Ayanpuram, or Ayanavaram, is one of the many localities of Chennai and is located in Central Chennai about 8 kilometres from the city center. The Konnur High Road, one of the important connecting roads in Chennai runs through Ayanavaram. Ayanavaram is one of the peripheral commercial Areas of Chennai. Ayanpuram is the original name. Ayan means Brahma. When Lord Muruga admonished Brahma and took over the creation, it is believed that Brahma prayed to Lord Shiva and got his job back. It is believed that Lord Brahma worshipped Lord Shiva here. It is in recognition of that Ayanpuram is named. (It was also called Brahmapuri).[citation needed]


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