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DeityNeervannaswamy (Neelamugilvannan), Animamalarmangai Thayaar
FestivalsChithirai Brahmotsavam
LocationPallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
StateTamil Nadu
Thiruneermalai is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu
Geographic coordinates12°57′49″N 80°06′53″E / 12.963681°N 80.114686°E / 12.963681; 80.114686Coordinates: 12°57′49″N 80°06′53″E / 12.963681°N 80.114686°E / 12.963681; 80.114686
TypeSouth Indian architecture

Thiruneermalai is a southern suburb of Chennai, India. It lies in the Chengalpattu district. Originally a town panchayat, Thiruneermalai is now a part of Pammal Zone under Tambaram Municipal Corporation. The postal code of the neighbourhood is 600132.

Thiruneermalai is popular for Sri Ranganathar Perumal Temple on a hill and down on Sri Neervanna Perumal. From the top of the hill, one can view the entire Pallavaram area. The temple is one of the 108 divyadesams.[1]

Thiruneermalai area is one of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in the state of Tamil Nadu.[2]


Panoramic view of Thiruneermalai from hilltop looking south

As of 2001 India census,[3] Thiruneermalai had a population of 19,019. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Thiruneermalai has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 74%. Many of the people already have college degrees. In Thiruneermalai, 11% of the population is under 14 years of age.


  1. ^ "Tiruneermalai Neervannan, Shanta Narasimhan, Ranganathar, Trivikrama Temple - Divya Desam".
  2. ^ Madhavan, D. (20 December 2012). "National Institute of Siddha modifies expansion plan". The Hindu. Chennai. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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