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Melmaruvathur (Tamil: மேல்மருவத்தூர்) is a town in Tamil Nadu, India, situated on busy GST Road or NH45 between Chennai and Villupuram. It is 92 kilometres (57 mi) south-west of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. The famous AdiParasakthi Temple is situated here. It is well connected by trains and buses from Chennai and elsewhere.

The Temple is of immense significance.[citation needed] The Sanctum Sanctorium of the temple houses a suyambu which, according to people who go there year after year, keeps growing.[citation needed] The temple is visited by people from all over the world.Locals also tell the story of Bangaru Adigalar, who is commonly known as Amma.

Institutions at Melmaruvathur[edit]

  1. Adhiparasakthi Engineering College
  2. Adhiparasakthi Polytechnic
  3. Adhiparasakthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  4. Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi High school
  5. G.B.Public school
  6. Adhiparasakthi College of Physiotherapy
  7. Adhiparasakthi College of Pharmacy
  8. Adhiparasakthi College of Nursing
  9. Melmaruvathur adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Science

Institutions at G.B. Nagar, Kalavai

  1. Adhiparasakthi College of Science
  2. Adhiparasakthi Agriculture College
  3. Adhiparasakthi College of Medical Science
  4. Adhiparasakthi College of Dental Technology

Festivals of Melmaruvathur[edit]

Important Festivals

  • January - New Years Day
  • January - Thai Poosam
  • 3 March - AMMA'S Birth Day (Avathara ThiruVizha)
  • April - Tamil New Years Day
  • May - Chitra Pournami (Full Moon day)
  • July-Aug - Aadi Pooram
  • October - Navarathri Festival
  • Dec-Jan -Irumudi
  • Every Full and New Moon day of the month

Coordinates: 12°26′10″N 79°50′02″E / 12.436°N 79.834°E / 12.436; 79.834