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Injimedu is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Injimedu is located in India
Injimedu (India)
Coordinates: 12°32′36″N 79°25′25″E / 12.54333°N 79.42361°E / 12.54333; 79.42361Coordinates: 12°32′36″N 79°25′25″E / 12.54333°N 79.42361°E / 12.54333; 79.42361
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tiruvannamalai
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 1,663
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 604503
Telephone code 91(04183)-
Vehicle registration TN-25
Nearest city Vellore Aarani and Vandavasi
Sex ratio 0.93[1] /
Literacy 95%
Avg. summer temperature 40 °C (104 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)-25 °C (77 °F)
Periyamalai Shiva Temple

Injimedu is a village in Vandavasi taluk, Tiruvannamalai District, state of Tamil Nadu, India.[1] As of 2001 census, it had a population of 1,663 in 406 households.[1]


Injimedu is also called Yagna Vedhikai, as many yagna rituals are performed in the village.

Since the time of Sri Sashta Parankusha Yatheendra Maha Desikan,[when?] Sri Yaga Samrakshana Ramar founded many Yagams and Vedams.

Srimath Ahobila mutt was started by Srimath Aadhivan Sadagopan swamy, born circa 1300 A.D. He played a role in the construction of several temples in the area. In this Aacharya Parampara, Sri Sashta Parankusha swamy (the sixth Jeeyar) was also involved in the maintenance of these temples. These temples were destroyed in consecutive invasions and only the Ramar temple was left.

There are currently three main temples in the village: Perumal Temple, Sri Lakshminarasimhar Temple, and Siva Temple.

Injimedu Periyamalai Temple[edit]

Injimedu is also known for the Injimedu Periyamalai Temple which was built in memory of Lord Shiva. This ancient temple is considered to be more than 2500 Years old as per the available historical accounts.[citation needed] Mythologically it is associated with Krythayuga.

Other Landmarks[edit]

  • A 5'6" Shiva Lingam statue atop a hill
  • A 4' goddess Thirumani Nayagi's statue
  • Periyamalai Mountain, a place of worship for rishies and saints
  • Lord Vinayaka, made out of white marble from Baroda province (Gujarath State) through Sri. P.G. Krishnan and Smt. Dhanalakshmi
  • An epigraph by Chola King Vikramadhitya located atop a hillock that dates back to 1126 A.D. and describes the story of Lord Shiva


  1. ^ a b c d "View Population". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 

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