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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
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
Metro Chennai
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,556
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Madambakkam is a residential Locality Neighbourhood of south Chennai, Tamil Nadu in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. 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). Periyar Nagar, Sadasiva Nagar (Main, Extension I, Extension II and Extension III), LDS Avenue, Sree Sairam Nagar, Kozhipannai, Sri Maruthi Nagar, Mullai Nagar, Thiruvalluvar Street, A.L.S nagar,Sri Parasuvnath Avenue, S.R.Colony,Yeshwanth Nagar, Greater kailash nagar, Parvathi Nagar, Padmavathi Nagar, Padhama Prabhu Nagar, Rajambal Colony And its Extensions, Joy Nagar, Manickam Nagar and its Extensions, Brindhavan Nagar, Balaji Nagar, Jothivenkatachalam Nagar, Prashanthi Colony, Chairman Thambiah Reddy Colony, Sudharsan nagar, Shanti Niketan Colony, Sriram Nagar, Ganapathi Nagar, Gnananda Nagar(South),Kamaraj Nagar, Sri Bhuvaneswari Nagar, Ambika Nagar, Aditya Nagar, Sabapathy Nagar, Kumara samy Nagar, Bank Colony,Chandara Bass Nagar, Mohan Nagar are localities in Madambakkam.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Madambakkam had a population of 16,556. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Madambakkam has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 69.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 78%. In Madambakkam, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

One of the greatest thing available in Madambakkam which is equal to the World Heritage Site is Dhenupureeshwar Temple where Lord Shiva appeared as Svayambu. Lord Dhenukambal is also there. (Temple located 1 km from Sadasiva Nagar)

There is also a universal shrine for 18 siddars which allows worship, irresepective 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.


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 are more than 18 different temples around this temple, which is formed in an Om shape. The temple is one of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in the state of Tamil Nadu.[3]

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 [4]

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.


Aathichudi International Pre School,(Near Pentacostal Church) - Contact 7338802495 Mohan NagarZion Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Eurokids International Pre-School(the Pre-school specialist) is located at VGP Srinivasa Nagar, Rajakilpakkam. The ARK kids International Montessori Play School. New Horizon International 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


[5] Previously used TN-22-xx-XXXX (MEENAMBAKKAM - Alandur)

Currently using TN-11-xx-XXXX (Tambaram)


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


Madeena Masjid; Address: Maruthi Nagar 5th Street, Madambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600126. During early morning prayers and after dusk, special prayers held for people who are ill and sick and also especially for children.


[6] Madambakkam is connected by MTC Chennai and can be reached by routes.

S3 - Mini Bus - Madambakkam to Chrompet via Chitalapakkam, (Mini Bus have also been planned through Sadasiva Nagar, Madambakkam)

A5 - T. Nagar to Balaji nagar,

51G - Tambaram East to Medavakkam Koot Rd via. (Camp Road Jn, Mahalakshmi Nagar, Srinivasa Nagar, Madambakkam Temple, Noothancheri Cross Rd, Vengaivasal)

51A - Tambaram East to AgaramThen (Alight @ Bharath University to enter Madambakkam)

51K - Tambaram East to Navalur (Alight @ Bharath University to enter Madambakkam)

51T - Tambaram East to Ponmar via. (Camp Road, Bharath University, Mappedu, AgaramThen, Kovilancherry, Madurapakkam Rd.Jn)

M14 (Extn.,) from SaidaPet to Madambakkam Koil via SanthosaPuram, Vengai Vasal

M15 - Adyar to Balaji nagar(Bharath University). This service is available one trip on morning and evening.

Kozhipannai & Bharath University are the nearby busy areas whereas Bharath University is the Gateway to Madambakkam while approaching from Tambaram East.

L 151 - High Court to Vengaivasal via (Secretariat, Chepauk, Adyar, Eng.College, Madipakkam Rd. Jn.(Velachery Main Rd.), Medavakkam Jn., S.I.V.E.T, Srinivasa Nagar, Madambakkam Koil, Noothancheri). This service is available one trip on morning and evening.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Madambakkam
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Madhavan, D. (20 December 2012). "National Institute of Siddha modifies expansion plan". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 23 Dec 2012. 
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