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Dhenupureeswarar Temple
Dhenupureeswarar Temple
Madambakkam is located in Chennai
Coordinates: 12°54′14″N 80°09′31″E / 12.903848°N 80.15861°E / 12.903848; 80.15861Coordinates: 12°54′14″N 80°09′31″E / 12.903848°N 80.15861°E / 12.903848; 80.15861
StateTamil Nadu
29 m (95 ft)
 • Total31,681
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Madambakkam is a residential neighbourhood of south Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It borders Selaiyur, Vengaivasal and Sithalapakkam. The town is well known for its greeneries and the famous centuries old Dhenupureeswarar temple.


Madambakkam is located at 12°54′14″N 80°09′31″E / 12.903848°N 80.15861°E / 12.903848; 80.15861.[1] It has an average elevation of 29 metres (95 feet).


Religious census
Religion Percent(%)

As of 2011 India census,[2] Madambakkam had a population of 31,681, Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%.

As per the religious census of 2011, Madambakkam had 84.72% Hindus, 2.74% Muslims, 11.79% Christians, 0.07% Sikhs, 0.02% Buddhists, 0.07% Jains and 0.5% following other religions/groups.[3]


Interior view-Thenupureeswarar koil
Thenupureeswarar koil kodimaram

Madambakkam is known for its historic Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main deity of the temple is Lord Dhenupureeswarar. The temple is believed to be revamped during the tenure of Kulothunga Chola. The temple itself is said to have built during the period of the Parantaka Chola II (Sundara Chola), around 956-973 A.D. It has got beautiful sculptures and different postures of Shiva.

There is also a universal shrine for Sri Seshadriswamigal, SriChakra mahameru Lalithatripurasundari, SriGuruvayoorappan, 18 siddars, SriNagarajar with his consorts SriNagalakshmi & SriNagavalli,and a ghosala for cows which allows worship, irrespective of caste, creed, or religion. 18 siddars represent the Navagrahas (each planet is represented by 2 siddars). Siddar Havan is the most popular way of worship, wherein the individuals are permitted to perform velvi by themselves. This is also called as Navagraha Parihara Stalam. This universal shrine for worship is built by Guruji KVLN Sharmaji principle disciple of Sathguru Sri Seshadri swamigal

The temple is one of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in the state of Tamil Nadu.[4]

The Gajaprishta Vimana temple contains inscriptions ranging from the period of Cholas through Sundara Pandya to Vijayanagara kings. The inscriptions reveal that the original name of Lord Dhenupureeswarar was Sittreri Udaiya Nayanar and that of Goddess Dhenukambal was Nampirattiyar. The passageway through which visitors pass to see the main deity belongs to the Vijayanagara period.

NARBHAVEE Ashram run by Sri Ramani Guruji; Sri Sakthi Arutkoodam, 18 Alamelupuram, Madambakkam, Chennai - 600126 [5]

Corporation status Awaited[edit]

Madambakkam Town Set to Upgrade as Corporation soon. A proposal was made to TN Government to make Tambaram as Chennai Tambaramcorporation zone .Tambaram corporation will encompass two municipalities, four town panchayats in Perungalathur, Peerkankaranai, Madambakkam and Chitlapakkam, and seven village panchayats including Mudichur, Medavakkam, Vengaivasal, Agaramthen.

A proposal for creating three independent municipal corporations Tambaram, Pallavaram, Avadi under the consideration of the government, official sources privy to the de velopments said. "We have sent the proposal a few weeks ago. It is under consideration of the government," an official with the commissionerate of municipal administration.


The Madambakkam is highly residential area where,the population is a mixture of Tamil and other Indians.


Panchayat Union Primary School (Within 1 km from Sivan temple)

Govt. Hr. Sec. School - Madambakkam (Near Sudharshan Nagar)

Kidzee preschool - sithalapakkam. 2 km from kaaleeswari company adjacent to Perumbakkam lake.

UV Global Pre School, near Bharath University

Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School.

Chilanka Academy of Dance and Music is situated at ALS Nagar, Madambakkam and VGP Srinivasa Nagar Rajakilpakkam. The Academy provides training for (adults/children) graded courses of ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY for Bharatanatyam, Vocal, Drawing, Violin, Mridangam and TRINITY COLLEGE OF LONDON graded courses for keyboard, guitar. CBSE schools - Alwin Memorial Public School (Zion Group), Indra Nagar (Selaiyur) towards Madambakkam, Sri Kanchi Mahaswami Vidya Mandir via madambakkam main road in Rajakilpakkam

Kendriya Vidyalaya 1 and Kendriya Vidyalaya 2, both situated near the airforce station


[6] The Madambakkam RTO previously used TN-22-xx-XXXX (MEENAMBAKKAM - Alandur), but currently using TN-11-xx-XXXX (Tambaram).


The Pentecostal Church; Address: Mohan Nagar Main St, Mohan Nagar, Madambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600126 Near UV Global Pre School Timing: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm


  • Madeena Masjid - Maruthi Nagar, Madambakkam
  • Masjid - Mohan Nagar, Madambakkam


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Madambakkam
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns(Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004.
  3. ^ "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011.
  4. ^ Madhavan, D. (20 December 2012). "National Institute of Siddha modifies expansion plan". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
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