Mogappair

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Mogappair
முகப்பேர்
Dr. J. J. Nagar
Neighbourhood
Mogappair is located in Chennai
Mogappair
Mogappair
Mogappair is located in Tamil Nadu
Mogappair
Mogappair
Mogappair is located in India
Mogappair
Mogappair
Coordinates: 13°04′50″N 80°10′48″E / 13.0805°N 80.1801°E / 13.0805; 80.1801Coordinates: 13°04′50″N 80°10′48″E / 13.0805°N 80.1801°E / 13.0805; 80.1801
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
Government
 • Body Ambattur Municipality
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600037
Vehicle registration TN-13
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ambattur
Lok Sabha constituency Thiruvallur District
Planning agency CMDA
Civic agency Greater Chennai Corporation
Website www.chennai.tn.nic.in

Mogappair (also known as Dr. J. J. Nagar) is a fast-developing residential neighborhood in north-western Chennai, India. It is located west of the Jawaharlal Nehru Road (Inner Ring Road) and is part of the Ambattur zone(7) of the Greater Chennai Corporation. There are industrial estates to the north and west, namely Padi, Mannurpet and Ambattur.

The abundance of highly reputed schools, specialized hospitals and the recent influx of IT offices in the industrial estates in and around it have catapulted Mogappair into a strategic location for business.It consists of a Fire Station in the east part of the town. The reasonable rents make this a favorite area for aviation crew members, patients visiting the heart specialty hospitals and employees in the IT industry.

The Mangal Lake in the northern part of Mogappair was heavily contaminated by the effluents from the adjoining Ambattur Industrial estate.[1] Today, there has been some reform taken up by Neer Exnora to protect and beautify it.[2] A few decades ago, Mogappair was a small village, a part of which is still intact in the south-western part of Mogappair. Mogappair is divided into two parts namely Mogappair East and Mogappair West.

Etymology[edit]

Mogappair was once "Maga-p-peru" (meaning "blessed with a child"). After persistent mispronunciation, the term "Magapperu", in course of time, has become "Mogappair" or "Mugappair" - the name of the place.[3]

Sri Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple is located at Mogappair. The name Magapperu is derived from the belief that the deity Shri Santhana Srinivasa Perumal grants the blessing of parenthood to childless couples. After persistent mispronunciation, the name 'evolved' to its present form (Mogappair). Childless couples visit this temple and offer their prayers, and it is said that their wishes come true after the visit.[4]

History[edit]

Shri Arunachalam Mudaliar, the founder of Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Mogappair, constructed the temple.The name Mogappair symbolizes the belief that the Lord of Sri Santhana Srinivasa Perumal shrine provides the childless couples the most wanted blessing of little babies. Due to this belief childless couples throng to this holy place and offer their prayers, and it is said that their wishes have come true after the visit of this shrine. The Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple has been conducting many major religious festivals, one to note is Brahmotsavam. With the Brahmotsavam in full swing, the popular abode of Perumal wears a celebrity look with people thronging its boundaries, waiting to get a glimpse of the Lord and His Consort, decorated with precious jewels and full of colorful flowers, as they move out in the surroundings on a variety of vahanams to bless devotees.

This 650 years old temple is very powerful to give the boon of a child (santhanam) which is called Maha-Peru in Tamil and that's how the place became Mugappair. The main deity Santhana Srinivasar is 9.5 feet high. Couples praying for child take the Santhana Srinivasar vigraham in their lap as part of their prayer. Thulaparam is also being done. Poojas are taking place throughout the day till the Ekantha Seva in the night as in Thirumala.[5]

Once a pastoral village, Mogappair has turned into a vertically-enabled residential neighborhood. It was once a sparsely populated back-of-beyond village. Today, Mogappair is a burgeoning residential locality that is punctuated with apartment complexes. A beehive of construction activity, one can always see some promoter or the other breaking ground on a 'vertical' project in this north-western suburb. The change has been phenomenal in Mogappair. Once, cultivated lands stretched away endlessly, irrigated by Mogappair Eri, Mangal Eri, Nolambur Eri and Ambattur Eri. Though the locality was idyllic and scenic, some outsiders were reluctant to settle at Mogappair.

The coming of the Ambattur Industrial Estate changed the contours of Mogappair as also the images it evoked. The State Government, through schemes anchored by the Tamil Nadu Housing Board, wanted to make Mogappair a residential suburb, primarily for those employed in industrial units in neighboring areas. This scheme was launched by then Chief Minister Dr. J. Jayalalithaa, so it was named as Dr. J. J. Nagar after her. Later during the DMK regime it was changed back to Mogappair. Now the people in this locality use both the names and it has become a common one. The buses in this region run as Dr. J.J.Nagar.

Location[edit]

Mogappair is located on SH112 highway between Ambattur and Anna Nagar. Mogappair East and Mogappair West are twin localities which share and complement much of their resources and infrastructures alike. It is well connected by road & rail links. Located close to Ambattur, all west and east bound trains can be boarded from Ambattur, Pattaravakkam and Korattur. Long distance bus & Indian Railways reservation counters are available in CMBT which is 3 kms from Mogappair and Chennai International Airport is around 16 kms from here. The nearest Metro Rail Station is located in Thirumangalam.

The Chennai bypass road NH4 joins from SH-112 near Ambattur and is South bound towards Maduravoyal and Perungalathur. An underpass to access NH-4 from Ambattur is open for traffic on SH-112 between Nolambur and Ayappakkam.

Mogappair East was the first to be inhabited followed by Mogappair West and Nolambur.


Transportation[edit]

Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) runs passenger buses from Mogappair to major parts of the Chennai City. There are four bus terminals in Mogappair. They are J.J Nagar East, J.J.Nagar West (Mogappair East and Mogappair West), Mogappair Officer's Colony (Elango Nagar) and Mogappair (Mogappair Village).The nearest Metro Rail Station is Thirumangalam which is currently under construction.

Bus Transport[edit]

Bus is the major mode of transport for the people in this region. The locality is served by a bus terminus on Third Main Road in Mogappair East and West. The terminus was developed by the Local Area Development Fund, including cementing the entire surface, construction of time keeper's office, water facilities & toilets and erecting two 60-foot-high high-mast lamps, one each at the entrance and at the exit. About 50,000 people use these terminus daily, from where about 50 buses on 15 routes are being operated daily, making about 400 trips daily. Mogappair Officer's Colony (Elango Nagar) is located on the Officer's Colony Road near Ambattur Estate Road. The frequency of buses is very less from this terminal. Mogappair Village has a small bus stand on venugopal street which is between the east and the west bus terminals.

Normal Express Deluxe Mini Bus Ladies Special

List of MTC buses from Mogappair East Bus Terminus[edit]

Route Number Destination Via
7H Broadway Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Roundana, Chinthamani, Kilpauk Garden Road, Kellys, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central
7H Broadway / Secretariat / High Court Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Roundana, Chinthamani, Kilpauk Garden Road, Kellys, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central
7H Broadway Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Roundana, Chinthamani, Kilpauk Garden Road, Kellys, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central
147A T.Nagar Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, SKYWALK, Choolaimedu (Nungambakkam railway station), Pushpa Nagar, Valluvar Kottam, Panagal Park
27N Anna Square Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, SKYWALK, DPI, LIC, Chepauk Cricket Stadium, Triplicane
M70 Thiruvanmiyur Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, CMBT, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, Guindy Thiru Vi Ka Estate, Guru Nanak College, Velachery, Taramani, SRP Tools
S54 Ayappakkam TNHB Mogappair Village, Vijaya Bank, Mogappair West, Nolambur, Athipattu, Ayyappa Nagar, ICF Colony
S42< Maduravoyal SBIOA, Mogappair Estate Road, Nerkundram, MGR University, Maduravoyal Ration Shop

List of MTC buses from Mogappair West Bus Terminus[edit]

Route Number Destination Via
7M Broadway Vavin, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Roundana, Chinthamani, Kilpauk Garden Road, Kellys, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central
7M Broadway / Secretariat / High Court Vavin, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Roundana, Chinthamani, Kilpauk Garden Road, Kellys, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central
7M Broadway Vavin, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Roundana, Chinthamani, Kilpauk Garden Road, Kellys, Purasawalkam, Chennai Central
147B T.Nagar Vavin, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Anna Arch, SKYWALK, Choolaimedu (Nungambakkam railway station), Pushpa Nagar, Valluvar Kottam, Panagal Park
27L Anna Square Vavin, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, SKYWALK, DPI, LIC, Chepauk, Triplicane
27L Anna Square Vavin, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, SKYWALK, DPI, LIC, Chepauk, Triplicane
27L Anna Square Vavin, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, SKYWALK, DPI, LIC, Chepauk, Triplicane
77J Guindy Mogappair Eri Scheme, Mogappair East, J.J.Nagar East Police Station, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, CMBT, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, Ekkaduthangal, CIPET
70W Velachery Vavin, Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, CMBT, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, Ekkaduthangal, Guindy Thiru Vi Ka Estate, Concorde, Guru Nanak College
48AET Madhavaram Ambattur Industrial Estate, Lucas, Padi, Aynavaram/Sayani, Perambur Railway Station, Moolakadai, Madhavaram Post Office
S53 Maduravoyal Erikarai Moovar Statue, Iswarya Nagar, Vanagaram, Maduravoyal
S51> Koyambedu Market Vijaya Bank, Mogappair Village, Mogappair East, Collector Nagar, Padikuppam, Rail Nagar, Koyambedu metro station

List of MTC buses from Mogappair Off. Colony Bus stand[edit]

Route Number Destination Via
141C Thiruvanmiyur Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Roundana, SKYWALK, D.M.S, Luz Corner, Mylapore, Mandaveli, Adyar Bus Depot
27E Anna Square Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, Roundana, SKYWALK, DPI, LIC, Devi Cineplex, Chepauk Cricket Stadium, Triplicane
77G Guindy Collector Nagar, Thirumangalam, CMBT, Arumbakkam MMDA, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, Ekkaduthangal, CIPET

List of MTC buses from Mogappair Village Bus Stand[edit]

Route Number Destination Via
20A Broadway Vijaya Bank, Mogappair West, Vavin, Ambattur I.E, Lucas, Padi, Aynavaram/Sayani, Kellys, Dharmaprakash/Petrol Bunk, Chennai Central

Other than these bus terminals there are several bus stops on the Ambattur Estate Road such as Collector Nagar, Golden Flats and Vavin which helps the commuters of this region travel to various parts of the city.

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Education and health care[edit]

Schools, hospitals and guest houses define Mogappair. This suburb abounds with schools. Hospitals are a close second. There are the speciality Madras Medical Mission and the newly set-up International Center for Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Diseases and also a few multi-speciality hospitals around the locality.

Educational institutions[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Chennai Corporation Primary School, Sector-6, Mugappair West,
  • Government High School, Mugappair West (TANK School)
  • M G R Adarsh Public Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mugappair East
  • Bethany Nursery and Primary School, Reddy Palayam, Mugappair West.
  • Dawn (CBSE) International School, Nolambur
  • Ravindra Bharathi Global School, Mogappair East
  • Priya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mogappair West
  • DAV Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mogappair East
  • DAV (Girls) Sr. Secondary School (CBSE), Mogappair
  • DAV (Boys) Senior Secondary School (CBSE), Mogappair
  • Chennai Public school (CBSE), TVS Colony, Anna Nagar West
  • Spartan Matriculation Higher Secondary School - Mogappair East
  • Spartan Exclusive School - Mogappair East
  • The Schram Academy International school (Nolumbur)
  • Green Valley Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mogappair West
  • SBIOA Model Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mogappair Eri scheme
  • Shamrock Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mogappair East
  • Vasantham - School for children with intellectual disabilities
  • PMR Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mogappair East
  • Leo Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Government Boys Higher Secondary School - Mogappair East
  • Government Girls Higher Secondary School - Mogappair East
  • Amutha Matriculation Higher Secondary School - Mogappair West
  • Sri Krishnammal Matric Higher Secondary School- Mogappair East
  • Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School - Mogappair East
  • Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School - Mogappair West
  • Nethrodaya school for visually challenged
  • Velammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School - TS Krishna Nagar

Colleges[edit]

  • Mar Gregorious College of Arts & Science - Mogappair West
  • Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital - Golden George Nagar, Mogappair
  • Thai Moogambigai Polytechnic - Golden George Nagar, Mogappair
  • MMM College of Nursing - Mogappair West
  • MMM Academy Of Medical Sciences - Mogappair West

Art School[edit]

  • Kalaikkottam Dance School.
  • Mar Gregorious college of arts and science
  • EdYou Playschool and Daycare
  • Arise 'n' Shine International Preschool

Hospitals[edit]

  • Kavitha Clinic - Dr. Sampath, Mugappair West
  • Holistic Health Center, Mugappair West
  • Denticare (Dr.Gnanaraj BDS., MSAID Australia) Dental & implant Clinic
  • Annai Clinic - Dr.Sugirtharaj Samuel, Mugappair West
  • GBR Clinic - Fertility Centre
  • MMM Hospitals (Madras Medical Mission)
  • Frontier Lifeline Hospitals (Dr. K. M. Cherian Heart Foundation)
  • Vidhya's Eversmile Dental Clinic
  • Trinity dental clinic (Dr.Joseph Anand MDS.)
  • The Dental and Orthodontic Centre ( Dr.Abdur Rafeeq M.D.S.)
  • Take Care Hospital
  • Srinivas Eye Hospital
  • Raj Nursing Home
  • Chennai Hospital
  • Apollo Hospital (Vanagaram to Amattur Main Road, Ayanambakkam)
  • Vasan Eye Care Hospital
  • KURINJI Holistic Health Care Center (Siddha, Ayurvedic, Yoga And Naturopathy Center)
  • Vishnu Eye Care Clinic
  • Raghavi hospital
  • Pranav Eye Hospital

Post office[edit]

This region consists of two post offices in Mogappair East and Mogappair West.

Mogappair East Post Office

Address: 5/9, Pari Salai, Mogappair East, Chennai - 600037.

Phone: +(91)-(44)-2656-6656.

Mogappair West Post Office

Address: 110, 1st Block, Reddipalaiyam, Mogappair West, Chennai - 600037.

Phone: +(91)-99628-50002.

More details about post office available at: http://www.tamilnadupost.nic.in/

Police station[edit]

Mogappair consists of two police stations situated in the east and west region.

V3 JJ Nagar Police Station

Address: Block 2, 1st Main Road, Valayapathy Salai, Mogappair East, Chennai - 600037

Phone:+(91)-(44)-2345-2748.

V7 Nolambur Police Station

Address: Kavimani Salai, Mogappair West, Chennai - 600037.

Phone:+(91)-99405-96447.

Local newsletters[edit]

Mogappair Talk, Mogappair Mail, Mogappair Times and Town News are some of the local newsletters which are bilingual (English and Tamil).

Location in context[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hindu : Tamil Nadu News : For Mogappair's Mangal Eri, redemption at last". Hinduonnet.com. 2005-05-18. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Tamil Nadu News : Plan to make 'lake adoption' a mass movement". The Hindu. 2008-03-27. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  3. ^ "A rural suburb turns a 'flat' zone". The Hindu. 2004-03-20. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  4. ^ "Chennai dinam | Madras Day | Contribution to Madras Day | Tribute to Madras | Looking back Chennai | Madras Day celebrations | Major Buildings in Chennai | Trademark of Chennai | August 22 event". Dinamalar.com. 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  5. ^ Vijaiya, Raghavan.K (01 January 2017). "Arulmigu Santhana Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Mogappair, STHALA HISTORY". Chennai: tnhrce. Retrieved 01 Jan 2017.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)

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