Sriperumbudur, also known as Thiruperumbudur,[1] is a town panchayat and the headquarters of Sriperumbudur taluk located in Kanchipuram district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located 40 kilometers southwest of the capital city of Chennai on the National Highway 4, it falls under the Chennai Metropolitan Area. Since 2000, Sriperumbudur has seen rapid industrialisation. 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.

Sriperumbudur is located in Tamil Nadu
Thiruperumputhoor (Tamil Nadu)
Sriperumbudur is located in India
Sriperumbudur (India)
Coordinates: 12°58′00″N 79°56′42″E / 12.96667°N 79.94500°E / 12.96667; 79.94500
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
66 m (217 ft)
 • Total200,000
 • Rank2
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-87 And TN-21

Geography edit

Demographics edit

Sriperumbudur has a population of 24,864, according to the 2011 Census of India, with 12,753 males and 12,111 females.[2] The projected population for 2023 is 34,100.

Geology edit

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[3] overlie either the Precambrian basement or Precambrian boulder beds and green shales. The beds contain marine intercalations.[4] Their lithologic suites and fossil fauna are suggestive of deposition under shallow and brackish conditions, probably close to the shoreline.[5][6]

Economy edit

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.[7][8] 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 Sriperumbudur edit

The following companies have established operations in Sriperumbudur:[9]

Government and politics edit

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 current Member of Parliament from the constituency is T R Baalu from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).[12]

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

Places of interest edit

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

Adikesava Perumal temple edit

Adikesava Perumal Temple is the birthplace of Ramanuja, the Hindu saint and philosopher known as the proponents of the Sri Vaishnavism branch of Hinduism. Ramanujar's vigraha (statue) was installed in this temple during the saint's lifetime and is, therefore, called "Thamugantha Thirumani" (literally, "cherished by himself form").

Rajiv Gandhi Memorial edit

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 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in 2003.

A Panoramic view of Rajiv Gandhi Memorial

Vallakottai Murugan temple edit

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 Club edit

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 SPORTS is a multi-sport club to motivate players in rural area in and around Sengadu village. Players from Tiruvallur and Sriperumbudur can utilise 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 Park edit

Gunduperumbedu, a village in Sriperumbudur Taluk, is known for marine fossils. The fossils here are between 100 and 300 million years old.[13]

References edit

  1. ^ "Names and places: On English spelling of Tamil Nadu place names". The Hindu. Chennai. 13 June 2020. Archived from the original on 10 August 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2020. Despite being called "Thiruperumbudur" in Tamil, the spelling of the town in English was retained as "Sriperumbudur" in official documents.
  2. ^ "Sriperumbudur Town Population Census 2011 - 2023". Census of India. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  3. ^ "(of rock strata) lying in a parallel arrangement so that their original relative positions have remained undisturbed" "conformably". Archived from the original on 20 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  4. ^ Murthy, N.G.K.; Sastry, V.V. (1961). "Foraminifera from the Sriperumbudur beds near Madras". Indian Minerals. 14. Geological Survey of India: 214–15.
  5. ^ 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. 14 (1). Australian Petroleum Exploration Association: 29–41.
  6. ^ Rajanikanth, A.; Agarwal, Anil; Stephen, A. (2010). "An Integrated Inquiry of Early Cretaceous Flora, Palar Basin, India". Phytomorphology. 60 (1&2). International Society of Plant Morphologists: 21–28.
  7. ^ "Centre pushes for Rs. 20,000-cr airport at Sriperumbudur". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 18 May 2013. Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  8. ^ Ayyappan, V (15 February 2012). "Chennai may become first city with two international airports". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Archived from the original on 28 September 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  9. ^ Mukherjee, Andy (14 March 2007). "India's Answer to Shenzhen Needs Political Will: Andy Mukherjee". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  10. ^ Guha, Romit (24 August 2015). "Make In India: Lenovo-Motorola starts making smartphones at Chennai plant". timesofindia-economictimes. Archived from the original on 22 August 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  11. ^ Moulishree Srivastava (18 August 2015). "Lenovo starts manufacturing smartphones in India". Archived from the original on 24 August 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Seventeenth Loksabha, Member of the Parliament". Parliament of India. 2019. Archived from the original on 24 September 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  13. ^ Padmanabhan, Geeta (23 April 2014). "The remains of the day". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 25 November 2016.

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