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Nickname(s): Mangadu
Mangadu is located in Chennai
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Mangadu is located in Tamil Nadu
Mangadu (Tamil Nadu)
Mangadu is located in India
Mangadu (India)
Coordinates: 13°05′34″N 80°13′20″E / 13.092817°N 80.222135°E / 13.092817; 80.222135Coordinates: 13°05′34″N 80°13′20″E / 13.092817°N 80.222135°E / 13.092817; 80.222135
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
Metro Chennai
Population (2001)
 • Total 20,108
 • Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 600122
Vehicle registration TN-85

Mangadu is a neighbourhood of Chennai, located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Literally meaning a mango forest, it is a south-western neighbourhood of Chennai. It is about 20 km from the city. The town is famous for its Kamakshi Amman temple. It is believed that the great Hindu saint Adi Sankara visited this temple and installed the Ardha Mahameru Yantra. Mangadu is close to Poonamalle, a major suburb of Chennai city. Big factions of the population live in the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. Many of these people return to Mangadu once every year or so to give offerings to the local temple.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Mangadu had a population of 20,108. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Mangadu has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 66%. In Mangadu, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. near by colleges are SMIT (Sri Muthukumaran Institute of Engineering and Technology), Meenakshi University,and even one medical college of the same group of institution with a general hospital. Near by schools include Nav Bharath Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School and Padma Subramanium Matriculation Higher Secondary School. And Also have a Home for orphan Kids - BOAT Children Home Abinash- Movemax Systems Logistics Pvt Ltd

Nearby towns[edit]

Educational Institutions[edit]


  • Government High School Mangadu
  • St. Marys High School
  • Mangadu Public School
  • Rishs International School
  • Padma Subramanium Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Nav Bharat MAtriculation Higher Secondary School
  • National IT International Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Maharishi Vidya Mandir CBSE
  • Velammal Vidyalaya CBSE


Theatres in Mangadu[edit]

Hospitals in Mangadu[edit]

Sai Nursing Home (Maternity hospital)

Harahini health centre


Trust/ NGO / Orphanage[edit]

Buses to other areas from Mangadu[edit]

Bus no From To Via
154 T.Nagar Pattur Guindy
26B Broadway Mangadu Vadapalani
16M Koymabedu Market Mangadu virugambakkam
53E Broadway Mangadu Arumbakkam
53P Broadway Pattur Arumbakkam
54M High Court Pattur Guindy
54P T.Nagar poonamalle mangadu
54P T.Nagar poonamallee mangadu
66 Tambaram poonamallee mangadu
M49B T.Nagar poonamallee mangadu
M53E Broadway Mangadu Arumbakkam
M66 Tambaram Poonamallee Kundrathur B.S
266 Dlx Avadi Tambaram Mangadu
566A Dlx Tambaram Thiruvallur Mangadu
578 Dlx Kundrathur B.S Sriperumpudur Mangadu
PP66 Dlx Vandaloor Zoo Poonamallee Mangadu

Areas near by Mangadu[edit]

Geographic Location

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "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.