Sithalapakkam

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Sithalapakka
neighbourhood
Sunrise in Sithalapakkam
Sunrise in Sithalapakkam
Sithalapakka is located in Chennai
Sithalapakka
Sithalapakka
Sithalapakka is located in Tamil Nadu
Sithalapakka
Sithalapakka
Sithalapakka is located in India
Sithalapakka
Sithalapakka
Coordinates: 12°53′00″N 80°11′00″E / 12.883333°N 80.183333°E / 12.883333; 80.183333Coordinates: 12°53′00″N 80°11′00″E / 12.883333°N 80.183333°E / 12.883333; 80.183333
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
Metro Chennai
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600126
Vehicle registration TN-14
Lok Sabha constituency Chennai South
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sholinganallur

Sithalapakkam (Tamil: சித்தாலப்பாக்கம்) is a Residential locality of south Chennai, India. It is about 3 km away from Medavakkam. Sithalapakkam is surrounded by two lakes and a hill. Some portion of this hill is cutout for sand and stone. Wild birds can be seen at Sithalapakkam. Though some buildings have erupted in the region, most of Sithalapakkam has no tar or concrete roads making it difficult to navigate in rainy season.

It is often confused with Chitlapakkam (Tamil: சிட்லப்பாக்கம்), which is an older neighbourhood, more established and more closer to Tambaram.

Religion[edit]

Sithalapakkam has a secular religious mix. Hindus, Muslims and Christians live together. Hindus are more in number than Muslims who are slightly more than Christians.

The Kaliamman Koil is organizes festival during Tamil month of Aadi. People surrounding Karanai, puthupakkam, navallur, sithalapakkam frequent the temple every Friday. The pond and 100-year-old banyan tree are located near the temple. Other popular temples include Mariamman temple, SankaraVinayagar Kovil, Parasi amman temple, Kanni ammam Koil, Sreedevi and poodevi temple( Near Bharat petrol bunk).Sithalapakkam has a Mosque in Indira Naagar. Indira nagar has few Muslim community.

For Christians

St. Antony's Church[edit]

The Roman Catholic church which has major Christian families built up with a wider space.[1] is located in ArasanKazhani - Ottiyambakkam main road, Sithalapakkam. Religious people gather here in large numbers on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sunday. Parish Priest :Rev.Fr.George Victor(2012 onwards) Especially on every first Tuesday of the month, special car procession, novena,special mass, adoration are organized. Mass Timings: Weekdays(Monday to Saturday): 6.15am, Tuesday:6.30pm,Sunday: 8.15am

Church of Sinai, a wing of Shelter Ministries [2] is located at Sithalapakkam.

Amenities[edit]

Hospitals[edit]

The nearest major hospital is the Global Hospital & Health City off the Medavakkam-Sholinganallur road. Freedom Care Drug & alcohol deaddiction/Rehabilitation center with 60 beaded felicities at Sithalapakkam with 130000sq ft set up, SRI MATHA CLINIC a general, diabetic and maternity hospital located in Vinobanagar main road, near Jeyanagar bus stop. Jeevan Health center in Ambal Nagar and Raajan Hospital a 24hr facility with medical shop.

Banks[edit]

Nearest Banks Are Private Bankers - ICICI Bank, Citi Union Bank ; Nationalized banks - Inian Over seas Banks, Bank of Baroda; ATMs - ICICI,IOB, Bank of Baroda,CUB,HDFC

KVB located at Valluvar Nagar, Ottiyambakkam Main Road, 2 / 970 / A, Sithalapakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600126

Shopping[edit]

ONEY Boutique Exclusive for Women,Teenagers and Childers; Located at Vivekanandhar Nagar Main Road, Very Near to Jaya Nagar Busstand, Sithalapakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600126.

Color Cubes in Jeya nagar main road.

Sports[edit]

Champion Badminton court located in Ambal nagar.

Parks[edit]

Though Sithalapakkam is migrated with many middle-class people from various part of city, it has no children parks. They depend on medavakkam or perumbakkam (sowmyanagar park) for playing. There is a park in Venus colony but it is filled with animal waste and dirt.

Places near Sithalapakkam[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. Sithalapakkam news
  2. An article in The Hindu praising the virtues of living in Sithalapakkam