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Thiruperumbudur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location of Thiruperumbudur in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 12°58.44′N 79°56.47′E / 12.97400°N 79.94117°E / 12.97400; 79.94117Coordinates: 12°58.44′N 79°56.47′E / 12.97400°N 79.94117°E / 12.97400; 79.94117
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
37 m (121 ft)
 • Total200,000
 • Rank2
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-87

Thiruperumbudur is a town panchayat in Chennai Metropolitan Area in the Kanchipuram district Indian state of Tamil Nadu located 40 kilometers southwest of the Capital City of Chennai on the National Highway 4. It is within the Chennai Metropolitan Area. It is known for being the birthplace of Sri Ramanuja, one of the most prominent Hindu Vaishnava saints. The former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated here in 1991. Since 2000, Sriperumbudur has seen rapid industrialisation.

The old name of Sriperumbudur is "Bhoodhapuri".



Sriperumbudur belongs to the Sriperumbudur Formation, which is characterised by arenaceous and argillaceous rock units composed of splintery green shale, clays, and sandstones with ironstone intercalation. The rock units conformably[1] overlie either the Precambrian basement or Precambrian boulder beds and green shales. The beds contain marine intercalations.[2] Their lithologic suites and fossil fauna are suggestive of deposition under shallow and brackish conditions, probably close to the shoreline.[3][4]


Hyundai's manufacturing plant at Irungattukottai near Sriperumbudur.

Thiruperumbudur has attracted huge investments due to several factors:

In 1999, Hyundai, one of the initial investors, arrived at Thiruperumbudur. By 2008, Thiruperumbudur had become a special economic zone with over US$2 billion invested by companies primarily in the automotive and electronics sectors.

A new greenfield Chennai Airport is planned for Sriperumbudur.[5][6] The Industrial corridor between Thiruperumbudur and Oragadam is rapidly growing with apartment complexes by large developers such as KumarRaja Foundations, Arun Excello and Hiranandani.

Companies in Thiruperumbudur[edit]

The following companies have established operations in Thiruperumbudur:[7]

Government and politics[edit]

The Thiruperumbudur assembly constituency is one of 234 constituencies represented in Tamil Nadu's State Legislative assembly. It is also represented as Thiruperumbudur Lok Sabha Constituency in Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament.

The Kanchipuram Regional Transport Office (RTO) has a unit office in Thiruperumbudur.

Places of interest[edit]

The Rajiv Gandhi Memorial

Adikesava Perumal temple[edit]

Adikesava Perumal Temple is the birthplace of Saint Ramanuja. Thiruperumbudur is the birthplace of Sri Ramanuja, the Hindu saint and philosopher known as one of the foremost proponents of the Vaishnavism branch of Hinduism. Sri Ramanujar's vigraha was installed in this temple during the saint's lifetime and is, therefore, called "Thamugantha Thirumani" (literally, "cherished by himself form").

Rajiv Gandhi Memorial[edit]

The Rajiv Gandhi Memorial is a memorial to former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at the site where he was assassinated. The Memorial was dedicated to the nation by the then President of India Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam in 2003.

Vallakottai Murugan temple[edit]

Vallakottai Murugan temple, 9 km from Thiruperumbudur, is known for the tallest Lord Murugan statue in India (9 metres [30 feet]).

Madras Motor Sports Club[edit]

Madras Motor Sports Club, located at the village of Irungattukottai near Thiruperumbudur, organises world class racing events every year, including the South India Rally and the All India Motor Race Meet. Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and the Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA) have licensed the club for races up to Formula Three for cars and all classes for motorcycles. The club also has a dirt track for autocross events.

Marine Fossil Park[edit]

Gunduperumbedu, a village in Thiruperumbudur Taluk, is known for marine fossils. The age of the fossils found here, roughly goes to as old as 100 to 300 million years old.[10]


  1. ^ "(of rock strata) lying in a parallel arrangement so that their original relative positions have remained undisturbed" "conformably". Retrieved May 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Murthy, N.G.K.; Sastry, V.V. (1961). "Foraminifera from the Sriperumbudur beds near Madras". Indian Minerals. Geological Survey of India. 14: 214–15.
  3. ^ Sastry, V.V.; Raju, A.T.R.; Singh, R.N.; Venkatachala, B.S. (1974). "Evolution of the Mesozoic sedimentary basins on the east- coast of India". APEA Journal. Australian Petroleum Exploration Association. 14 (1): 29–41.
  4. ^ Rajanikanth, A.; Agarwal, Anil; Stephen, A. (2010). "An Integrated Inquiry of Early Cretaceous Flora, Palar Basin, India". Phytomorphology. International Society of Plant Morphologists. 60 (1&2): 21–28.
  5. ^ "Centre pushes for Rs. 20,000-cr airport at Sriperumbudur". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 18 May 2013. Retrieved May 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ Ayyappan, V (15 February 2012). "Chennai may become first city with two international airports". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved May 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ Mukherjee, Andy (14 March 2007). "India's Answer to Shenzhen Needs Political Will: Andy Mukherjee". Bloomberg. Retrieved May 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "Make In India: Lenovo-Motorola starts making smartphones at Chennai plant". timesofindia-economictimes.
  9. ^ Moulishree Srivastava. "Lenovo starts manufacturing smartphones in India". External link in |work= (help)
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