Madambakkam (Tamil: [maːɖambaːkkam]) is a residential locality present in Tambaram Corporation located south Chennai, India. It borders Selaiyur in the west, Sembakkam in north and Vengaivasal in north east and Sithalapakkam in east. The town is well known for its greeneries and the centuries old Dhenupureeswarar temple.

Madambakkam
Dhenupureeswarar Temple
Dhenupureeswarar Temple
Madambakkam is located in Chennai
Madambakkam
Madambakkam
Madambakkam
Coordinates: 12°54′14″N 80°09′31″E / 12.903848°N 80.15861°E / 12.903848; 80.15861Coordinates: 12°54′14″N 80°09′31″E / 12.903848°N 80.15861°E / 12.903848; 80.15861
CountryIndia
StateTamil Nadu
MetroChennai
Government
 • BodyTambaram Municipal Corporation
Area
 • Total8.02 km2 (3.10 sq mi)
Elevation
29 m (95 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total31,681
 • Density4,000/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
600126
Vehicle registrationTN-11

GeographyEdit

Madambakkam is located at 12°54′14″N 80°09′31″E / 12.903848°N 80.15861°E / 12.903848; 80.15861.[1] It has an average elevation of 29 metres (95 feet).

DemographicsEdit

Religious census
Religion Percent(%)
Hindu
84.72%
Muslim
2.74%
Christian
11.79%
Sikh
0.07%
Buddhist
0.02%
Jain
0.07%
Other
0.5%

As of 2011 India census,[2] Madambakkam had a population of 31,681, Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%.

As per the religious census of 2011, Madambakkam had 84.72% Hindus, 2.74% Muslims, 11.79% Christians, 0.07% Sikhs, 0.02% Buddhists, 0.07% Jains and 0.5% following other religions/groups.[3]

TempleEdit

 
Interior view-Thenupureeswarar koil
 
Thenupureeswarar koil kodimaram

Madambakkam is known for its historic Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main deity of the temple is Lord Dhenupureeswarar. The temple is believed to be revamped during the tenure of Kulothunga Chola. The temple itself is said to have built during the period of the Parantaka Chola II (Sundara Chola), around 956–973 CE. It has sculptures and different postures of Shiva.

There is also a universal shrine for Sri Seshadriswamigal, SriChakra mahameru Lalithatripurasundari, SriGuruvayoorappan, 18 Siddars, SriNagarajar with his consorts SriNagalakshmi & SriNagavalli, and a Ghosala for cows which allows worship, irrespective of caste, creed, or religion. 18 Siddars represent the Navagrahas (each planet is represented by 2 Siddars). Siddar Havan is the most popular way of worship, wherein the individuals are permitted to perform velvi by themselves. This is also called as Navagraha Parihara Stalam. This universal shrine for worship is built by Guruji KVLN Sharmaji principle disciple of Sathguru Sri Seshadri swamigal

The temple is one of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in the state of Tamil Nadu.[4]

The Gajaprishta Vimana temple contains inscriptions ranging from the period of Cholas through Sundara Pandya to Vijayanagara kings. The inscriptions reveal that the original name of Lord Dhenupureeswarar was Sittreri Udaiya Nayanar and that of Goddess Dhenukambal was Nampirattiyar. The passageway through which visitors pass to see the main deity belongs to the Vijayanagara period.

Tambaram CorporationEdit

Madambakkam is part of Tambaram Municipal Corporation issued in G.O dated 13-1-2022. Tambaram corporation will encompass two municipalities, four town panchayats in Perungalathur, Peerkankaranai, Madambakkam and Chitlapakkam, and seven village panchayats.

The Madambakkam is chiefly a residential area [which includes Military, Navy & Airforce settlements].

SchoolsEdit

The neighbourhood has a panchayat union primary school and a government higher secondary school, besides many private schools such as Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Kendriya Vidyalaya (two branches), Alwin Memorial Public School (Zion Group), and Sri Kanchi Mahaswami Vidya Mandir.

RTOEdit

The Madambakkam RTO previously used TN-22-xx-XXXX (MEENAMBAKKAM - Alandur), but currently using TN-11-xx-XXXX (Tambaram).[5]

ChurchEdit

A Pentecostal Church is located on Mohan Nagar Main St, Mohan Nagar, Madambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

MasjidEdit

  • Madeena Masjid - Maruthi Nagar, Madambakkam
  • Masjid - Mohan Nagar, Madambakkam

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Madambakkam
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns(Provisional)". Census Commission of India. {{cite web}}: Check |archive-url= value (help)
  3. ^ "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011.
  4. ^ Madhavan, D. (20 December 2012). "National Institute of Siddha modifies expansion plan". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  5. ^ http://www.tn.gov.in/sta/a2.pdf[bare URL PDF]