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)
Bus, train or taxi are the various modes of transportation to reach Ayanavaram.
Ayanavaram is reasonably well connected and is about 7 km from George Town or Vepery. The nearest train station (about 2 km) to Ayanavaram is Perambur Railway Station. The Chennai Airport is about 20 km south of Ayanavaram.