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Thiyagarajaswamy Temple Rajagopuram
Thiyagarajaswamy Temple Rajagopuram
StateTamil Nadu
0 m (0 ft)
 • Total248,059
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Thiruvottriyur (Tamil: திருவொற்றியூர்) (also called Thiruvotriyur or 'TVT') is located within the city premises of Chennai. It is located to the north of Chennai. Due to its proximity to Parrys and Chennai Central, it is fast becoming a sought after residential destination. Tiruvottriyur which is one of the oldest habitations by the sea, has a diverse residential population due to the industrial units, trading activity and nearby fishing hamlets. The area is easily accessible by Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) buses from across the city and has a bus terminus. The area is also served by Tiruvottiyur railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network.


Historical population
1901 15,919—    
2001 212,281+1233.5%
2011 248,059+16.9%
  • Imperial Gazetter of India, Volume 21. Clarendon Press. 1908.

Thiruvottiyur was widely inhabited even before Chennai was formed. Thiruvottiyur is home to the ancient Thyagaraja Temple, Tiruvottiyur (one of the Paadal Petra Sthalangal and amongst the great Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu) and location of the samādhi of saint Pattinathar. This temple was visited by many saints and poets like Appar, Sundarar, Gnana Sambandhar, Thyagayyar, Vallalar, Valmiki, Kambar, Adi Shankara etc. Kamba Ramayanam was composed here at Thyagaraja Swamy Vadivudaiamman Temple, before it was recited at Sri Rangam, Trichy


Tiruvottiyur is located at 13°10′N 80°18′E / 13.16°N 80.3°E / 13.16; 80.3.[1] Its an esplanade located on the shores of Bay of Bengal. The sea encroachment was a major problem for the fishermen before building of Groynes was started in 2004. The groynes, put up over a length of four km, vary in length from 165–300 metres each. Their height is four meters above the mean sea level. After a few years some acres have been reclaimed with the formation of a beach as predicted.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Tiruvottiyur had a population of 211,768. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Tiruvotriyur has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 71%. In Tiruvottiyur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

During 2001-2011, the population of Tiruvottiyur rose to 248,059, registering a decadal growth of 17 percent.[3]

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Thiruvottiyur is one of the heavily populated locations in chennai.It is a very active locality as it is surrounded by huge Industrial establishments namely Royal Enfield Motors,Greaves Cotton LTD,CPCL,SRF,Ashok leyland,Ennore foundaries,ETPS and Lot more.Also the city is supported by numerous Small scale industries.Majority of he city´s population are reliant on these industries for their daily labor.Apart from Industries the Other primary source of income for the people is business and fishing industry is also huge. The city has basically all the facilities a dedicated police station,Post office,Railway station,Bus terminus and even a magistrate court.Entertainment in the city is not much developed compared to other parts of chennai.Lot of theatres have been converted to real estate properties and just two are operational as of now MSM & Odiyanmani.But the locality is well known for its food.There are lots of small and large scale hotels, Restaurants and Small food stalls distributed across the place,Quite famous are Kurunji Hotel,Tirumala Hotel ,Rajeswari Hotel,Pushpa Hotel,Tirupathi Mess & MGR Unavvagam.There is also a small park with a swimming pool as a part of entertainment.Also the city is known for its marriage halls.The city is supported by a huge vegetable & meat market for daily grocery needs and couple of super markets (More & JK).Thiruvottiyur is considered as one of the economical housing zones in chennai.The city is slowly developing in par with rest of the localities in chennai. Much more details watch www.tiruvottiyurplus.com



Thiruvottiyur MTC Bus Depot Formed in 1975 in Ajax,There are buses operated from here to all over chennai & also few limited services which run to various parts of the Tamilnadu state. There is a bus available from paris corner for atleast every 10 mins coming through various routes.Also the city is supported by good amount of auto rickshaws & share autos.Due to the delay in Road widening project, traffic congestion is common in Theradi during peak hours.


Thiruvottriyur is located at the Chennai Central - Gummidipoondi suburban line of Chennai. The number of train services in this route are quite frequent. Plan to extend Chennai Metro to Thiruvottriyur is under study.

Driving Schools. Bhalaji Driving School


Thiruvottriyur has a well established education institutions serving the educational needs of the locality for more than a decade.Here is the list of few well known institutions.

Driving School

  • Bhalaji Driving school


  • kavi bharathi vidayala
  • Velyan Chettiyar Hr Sec School
  • SRDK Vivekananda Vidyalaya Junior College
  • Kalaimagal Vidyalaya
  • Our Lady´s Convent
  • Revoor Padmanabha Hr Sec School
  • Dharam Hinduja Hr Sec School
  • Sankara Vidyalaya
  • Nehru Matriculation Hr Sec School
  • Auxilium Matriculation School
  • Jaigopal Garodia Govt Hr sec School

Technical Institutions

  • Ramakrishna Polytechnic
  • Kumaran ITI


  • Madras University - Govt College of Arts & Science


The health system in Thiruvottiyur is at its stage of development , the city is supported by a Primary health Centre followed by various private hospitals namely Sugam Hospital,Aakash Hospital,Rohit Hospital & lot more.Also the city is well supported by various clinics run around the place by famous doctors.

Banking & Finance

The city is supported by various govt & Pvt banks,ATM Centres & Financial institutions.Some of the key banks are.

  • State Bank of India
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • HDFC Bank
  • Axis Bank
  • Indian Bank


  • Vadivudaiamman Temple
  • Srinivasa Perumal Temple
  • Pattinathar Thirukovil
  • Thiruvottiyur Ramakrishna Nagar Beach
  • Shanmuanar Park


Thiruvottriyur assembly constituency is part of Chennai North (Lok Sabha constituency).[4] It is one of the biggest area in the Chennai-North Lok Sabha constituency.

List of Member of Legislative Assembly(MLA)'s from Thiruvottiyur:

Assembly Name Party Time Period
14th Assembly K. Kuppan ADMK From May 14, 2011 to till date
13th Assembly K.P.P. Samy DMK 12.5.2006 to 13.5.2011
12th Assembly A.Arumugam ADMK 14.5.2001 to 11.5.2006
11th Assembly T.C.Vijayan DMK 13.5.1996 to 14.5.2001
10th Assembly K. Kuppan ADMK 24.6.1991 to 13.5.1996
9th Assembly T.K.Palanichamy DMK 27.1.1989 to 30.1.1991


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tiruvottiyur
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  3. ^ Kalyanaraman, M. (25 October 2011). "Migration Spurs Suburban Sprawl". The Times of India epaper. Chennai: The Times Group. Retrieved 25-Oct-2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |newspaper= (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-08.