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Bakthavatsala Perumal Temple
Thiruninravur is located in Chennai
Location in Chennai, India
Thiruninravur is located in Tamil Nadu
Thiruninravur (Tamil Nadu)
Thiruninravur is located in India
Thiruninravur (India)
Coordinates: 13°07′25″N 80°01′40″E / 13.1236°N 80.0279°E / 13.1236; 80.0279Coordinates: 13°07′25″N 80°01′40″E / 13.1236°N 80.0279°E / 13.1236; 80.0279
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • BodyTown Panchayat
 • Total11 km2 (4 sq mi)
 • Total37,095
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,700/sq mi)
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-12

Thiruninravur is a neighbourhood situated on the western part of Chennai, India. It is located around 29 km from Chennai Central railway station. Thirunindravur comes under Chennai Metropolitan Area. The neighbourhood is served by Thiruninravur railway station. It is famous for its temples. The Tiruninravur lake serves the neighbourhood for its water needs.


The name 'Thirunindravur' comes from the Tamil words 'Thiru, nindra and vur'. The Tamil word 'Thiru' represents the name for the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. 'Nindra' refers to Standing and 'Vur' refers to a Village or a Place. It is said that Lakshmi was travelling through the sky and saw this beautiful village and stood here; she wondered how beautiful is this village. Thus the place came to be known as Thiru-ninra-vur, the village where Lakshmi stood. There is a old Tamil quote saying, reside in a place where there is a temple. Here there are two ancient temples which are written in the history of Tamil literature. There is a Mosque and there are Churches too. Here people live happily and safely.

This village is also the home town of Pusalar, the Nayanar saint.


As of 2011 India census, Thirunindravur had a population of 37,095. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Thirunindravur has an average literacy rate of 91%, higher than the national average of 74%: male literacy is 95%, and female literacy is 88.6%. In Thirunindravur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

As of 2001 India census,[2] Thirunindravur had a population of 29,395. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Thirunindravur has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 60.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 77%. In Thirunindravur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Famous places[edit]

Thirunindravur is famous for Hridayaleeswarar Temple and Bakthavatsala Perumal Temple is one of the 108 Divyadesams. Hridayaleeswarar Temple Pusalar Nayanar constructed the temple in his heart that design is physically constructed by Mahindra Pallava 1500 years ago by the order of Lord Shiva. Both the temples were built in Pallava era. Many devotees from in and around Chennai, Tiruvallur and Poonamallee regularly visiting these temples. We can find good rush in Bakthavatsala Perumal Temple on Vaikunta Ekadasi and Hridayaleeswarar Temple during Prathosham days. Both the temples are historic, and are well maintained. Thiruninravur is famous for Sri Ayyappa Swamy temple.


The Outer Ring Road (under construction) which is being laid in order to connect Vandalur to Ennore is being routed via Thiruninravur, Poonamallee, Pattabiram-Nemilichery and more other places. The present National Highway - NH205 passes through Thiruninravur and also referred to as MTH road or CTH road. The phase I from vandalur to nemelicherry (thiruninravur) has been completed and is available for the public. The new Outer Ring road makes commutation much faster and easier for the private vehicle drivers, avoiding many traffic, to reach Poonamalle or Chennai city center much sooner than before.

The Tamil Nadu Highways department issued a GO [3] on 4 October 2013 to extending the entire Chennai - Tirutani highway to 6 lanes at a cost of 168 Cr. The first phase will involve extending the road to 4 lanes - 100 ft with center median and encroachments have already started to be removed.[4] Residents and Resident welfare associations cheer this people friendly move by the Chief Minister and sincerely thank her for her leadership[citation needed].

Engineering Colleges[edit]


  • K.G.Sudharsan, FCA
    Chartered Accountant
  • M. Hari Babu, M.Arch


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2013-10-27.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Reporter, Staff (2013-10-05). "Encroachments along CTH Road removed". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-01-29.