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Tindivanam is a town and a municipality in Villuppuram district in the Indianmarker state of Tamil Nadumarker. Important roads from north to south Tamil Nadu pass through Tindivanam and similarly from west to east.

Name History

It was initially known as 'Tindirivanam' where "Tindiri" means Tamarind in pure Tamil and "Vanam" means Jungle. So it was called the 'Jungle Of Tamarind' in the olden days. This name changed slowly to its present day name.

Geography

Tindivanam is located at . It has an average elevation of 58 metres (190 feet).It lies in the stretch of NH-45, about 123 km from Chennai, capital city of Tamil Nadu. Tindivanam is also located at the junction of roads going to Tiruchirapallimarker, Puducherrymarker, Thiruvannamalai, Kanchipurammarker, Villuppuram, Marakkanammarker and Chennaimarker.

Demographics

 India census, Tindivanam had a population of 67,826. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 50%. Tindivanam has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 70%. In Tindivanam, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


STD Code

04147

PinCode

604001,604002,604003, 604004, 604005,

Places of significance

1. Groundnut (Has separate Kolmudal Nilayalam (Tamil)) & Oil seeds research station - affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. The Ground nut is locally called Malattai (the word comes from Manila-kottai. The kottai (nut) came from Manila, Philippines)

2. Water Melon

3. Rajaangulam

4. Theertha kulam

5. Tindivanam Fly Over is the Asia's Second Railways Fly Over has roundana and four way.

6. Latcha Deepam, a function celeberated for one week from the first day of Chithirai (April 13 or 14th), near the Anjaneyar Temple.

7. College road

8. Oil research center

9. Anjaneyar temple

10. Siva temple

11. Rice mills

12. Ponds factory

13. Quarry - factories - famous for black granites and white-chip granite exports

14. Mannar Swamy Kovil- Marakkanam Road

15. Agriculture office

16. Government Hospital

17. Walter School cricket ground

18. Tindivanam to Trichy NH-45 express highway

19. Harbour in Marakanam

20. DR. Ramadoss Hospital

21. Vegetable Market - very economical prices compared to Pondy and Chennai

22. St.Ann's Higher Secondary School
which offers good quality education without educational fees
23. Schools

24. Uzhavar Sandhai(farmer's Market)

25. SETC Bus Stand.26. Montfort Matriculation Higher secondary school which offers quality education in the town



Religious Places

The following are the most popular religious places in Tindivanam:

1. Shiva Temple also called Periya Koil. A grand festival is held in the months of April - May. The main deity is known as Thindrinishvarar [Eswaran in Tindirivanam]

2. Perumal Temple

3. Angalaman Temple

4. Anjaneyar Temple near Rajankulam

5. Roshanai Murugan Temple

6. Guidanggal Shiva Temple

7. Churches near the Gandhi statue and near the St. Philomena's School

8. Mosque near the Water tank in the Market area

9. Draupadi Amman Temple near Rajankulam

10. The famous AG-church, Pondy main road, Gandhi Nagar

11. Jain Temple near Tindivanam market

12. Mailam Murugan Temple

13. Thiruvakkarai Vakkrakali Amman Temple

14. The powerful God Navakodieswaran Temple, Elupanthopu Gingee road

15. Mannar Swamy Kovil- Marakkanam Road

16. Vitlapuram mount Lord Murugan Temple.

17. Vaniya Pillaiyar Koil Temple [7 feet Vinayagar idol which is grown on own i.e., Suyambu].

Politics

Tindivanam assembly constituency is part of Tindivanam .

Educational Institutions

The following are the most popular Educational Institutions in Tindivanam:

01. St.Ann’s Higher Secondary School

02. St.Ann’s Middle School

03. St. Philomena's Higher Secondary School
-quality education
04. Walter Scuder Higher Secondary School

05. National Higher Secondary School

06. Tagore Senior Secondary School School

07. St. Joseph's Matriculation Higher Secondary School

08. St. Mary's Matriculation Higher Secondary School

09. Montfort Matriculation Higher Secondary School

10. Government Higher Secondary School

11. Cooshal Chand Higher Secondary School

12. Nagammal Primary School

Colleges

The following are the most popular colleges in Tindivanam:

1. Anna University College of Engineering Tindivanam (AUCET)

2. Thiru. A.Govindaswamy Government Arts College

3. Agricultural University - Pondy Road, Tindivanam

4. Mailam Engineering College

5. Pauls Engineering College

6. Indira Gandhi Jayanthi Arts & Science College for Women

7. surya college of engineering and technology
-offers good quality education with enormous facilities


Famous People

  • O. P. Ramaswamy Reddiyar (Omandur Ramasamy Reddiar) (OMANTHURAR) (ஓமந்தூர் ராமசாமி ரெட்டியார்) (1895 – 1970) was an Indian freedom-fighter and politician of the Indian National Congress. He served as the Premier of Madras Presidency from March 23, 1947 to April 6, 1949.
  • DR. S.RAMADOSS - PMK FOUNDER
  • DR,ANBUMANI RAMADOSS - FORMER HEALTH MINISTER OF INDIA, PMK YOUTH WING PRESIDENT, PASUMAI THAYAGAM (NGO) PRESIDENT
  • RAMAMURTHI - EX CONGRESS MP
  • VENGATRAMAN - EX MINISTER OF TRANSPORT
  • DR. J.PARASURAMAN - DR. RAMADOSS HOSPITALS MANAGING DIRECTOR
  • CVe.SHANMUGAM - MLA (ADMK YOUTH)
  • DR. Masilamani - EX MLA (MMDK Leader)
  • R.Narendran-student


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