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Sriperumbudur (officially known as Thiruperumbuthur) is a town panchayat in the Kanchipuram district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 40 kilometers southwest of the Capital City of Chennai on the National Highway 4 and 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, Thiruperumbudur has seen rapid industrialisation.

Sriperumbudur
Town panchayat
Thiruperumbuthur
Sriperumbudur is located in Tamil Nadu
Sriperumbudur
Sriperumbudur
Location of Thiruperumbudur in Tamil Nadu
Sriperumbudur is located in India
Sriperumbudur
Sriperumbudur
Sriperumbudur (India)
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
DistrictKanchipuram
Elevation
37 m (121 ft)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total200,000
 • Rank2
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-87 And 21

The old name of Thiruperumbudur is "Bhoodhapuri".

GeographyEdit

GeologyEdit

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]

EconomyEdit

 
Hyundai's manufacturing plant at Irungattukottai near Sriperumbudur.

Sriperumbudur has attracted huge investments due to several factors:

In 1999, Hyundai, one of the initial investors, arrived at Sriperumbudur. By 2008, Sriperumbudur 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 Sriperumbudur and Oragadam is rapidly growing with apartment complexes by large developers such as KumarRaja Foundations, Arun Excello and Hiranandani.

Companies in SriperumbudurEdit

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

Government and politicsEdit

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

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

Places of interestEdit

 
A View on the road at Strupermador, by James Hunter
 
The Rajiv Gandhi Memorial

Adikesava Perumal templeEdit

Adikesava Perumal Temple is the birthplace of Saint Ramanuja. Sriperumbudur 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 MemorialEdit

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 templeEdit

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

Madras Motor Sports ClubEdit

Madras Motor Sports Club, located at the village of Irungattukottai near Sriperumbudur, 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.

JKDR SPORTSEdit

JKDR SPORTS is a multi-sport club to motivate players in rural area in and around sengadu village. Players from Thiruvallur and Sriperumbudur can utilize this club. The Sport center aims to deliver more training, sport and physical activity opportunities for all levels of children and adults to help them engage in a healthy lifestyle. Players can play Shuttle Badminton, Table Tennis, Carrom, Chess and use basic GYM Tools. Tournaments are being conducted every month to cheer the players. Located near Hyundai Hysco - Sengadu

Marine Fossil ParkEdit

Gunduperumbedu, a village in Sriperumbudur 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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "(of rock strata) lying in a parallel arrangement so that their original relative positions have remained undisturbed" "conformably". Dictionary.com. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  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 1 May 2014.
  6. ^ Ayyappan, V (15 February 2012). "Chennai may become first city with two international airports". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  7. ^ Mukherjee, Andy (14 March 2007). "India's Answer to Shenzhen Needs Political Will: Andy Mukherjee". Bloomberg. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Make In India: Lenovo-Motorola starts making smartphones at Chennai plant". timesofindia-economictimes.
  9. ^ Moulishree Srivastava. "Lenovo starts manufacturing smartphones in India". livemint.com.
  10. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/the-remains-of-the-day/article5940255.ece

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