—  city  —
Location of Tindivanam
in Tamil Nadu and India
Coordinates 12°15′N 79°39′E / 12.25°N 79.65°E / 12.25; 79.65Coordinates: 12°15′N 79°39′E / 12.25°N 79.65°E / 12.25; 79.65
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District(s) Viluppuram
Population 67,826 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)


58 metres (190 ft)

Tindivanam (Tamil: திண்டிவனம்) is a town and a municipality in Viluppuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Important roads from north to south Tamil Nadu pass through Tindivanam and similarly from west to east.



Tindivanam is a Selection grade Municipal Town. Tindivanam was Constituted as Municipality in 01.04.1949 and it was subsequently upgraded as 2nd grade Municipality from 03.04.1970, 1st grade Municipality from 22.05.98 and Selection Grade from 02.12.2008. Ennairam,[1] located near Tindivanam, has inscriptions about the Hindu shastras that date back to the 11th century.The Chola temple of Narasimma swamy koil Built by Rajaraja Chola 1 (985 –1010) and has reached 1000 years. 8,000 samanaras were lived in this village.

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.


Tindivanam is located at 12°15′N 79°39′E / 12.25°N 79.65°E / 12.25; 79.65.[2] It has an average elevation of 58 metres (190 feet). Tindivanam is located at a distance of 120 km from Chennai in South West Direction and at distance of 35 km from Pondicherry in North West Direction.Tindivanam is one among the three sub-divisions of Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu. This small town lies about 65 km northwest of Cuddalore. Tindivanam is divided into 234 Revenue Villages under Tindivanam Taluk 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 Tiruchirapalli, Puducherry, Thiruvannamalai, Kanchipuram, Villuppuram, Marakkanam and Chennai.

Map Indicating 234 Village Panchayats under Tindivanam Taluk


As of 2001 India census,[3] 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



604 001, 604 002

Places of significance

Oilseeds Research Station[4] is located at a distance of 3 km from Tindivanam town. Started as Agricultural Research Station in 1935, later inducted with Tamilnadu Agricultural University in the year 1981. Oilseeds Research Station has been established by Govt of Tamilnadu to evolve groundnut, sesame and castor varieties with desirable attributes viz., short duration, high yield, high oil content, drought tolerance, fresh seed dormancy, resistance to major insect pests and diseases etc. 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)

Nothing as significant in that place except for few good schools which produced so many good candidates who are across the globe just like any other small towns/cities. It is strategically located as a junction connecting some big/small cities of Tamilnadu.

Religious Places

The following are the most popular religious places in Tindivanam:

  • Shiva Temple also called Periya Koil. The main deity is known as Shri Maragathambigai Sametha Thindrinishvarar Aalayam. This Temple built 1000years before 1010 A.D., The Temple built by Thiru. RajaRaja Chozhan[Eswaran in Tindivanam]
  • TheerthaKulam BalaMurugan Koil, Near Periya Koil
  • Sree Veerabrahmendra swamy temple - Thiruvannamalai Road
  • Anjaneyar Temple near Rajankulam
  • Draupadi Amman Temple near Rajankulam
  • Jain Temple near Tindivanam market
  • Mailam Murugan Temple
  • Thiruvakkarai Vakkrakali Amman Temple Aalayam Kanden
  • Mannar Swamy Kovil- Marakkanam Road
  • Vitlapuram Murugan Koil
  • Perumal Kovil near market
  • Ayyapan temple,Murugan temple near Rajankulam
  • Gidangal Aramvalartha Nayagi sametha AnbaNayaga Eswaran temple- built by Thiru. Nalliyakoda King
  • Om Shakthi temple at pellakuppam(Also known as Kiezh maruvathur
  • Dheevanur suyambu vinayagar temple
  • Angaalamman temple at gingee road
  • Pooni amman temple at thiruvalluvar nagar
  • Periya Muthumarriamman temple near M.R.S Theatre
  • Gingee Road BalaMurugan Koil
  • Our Lady of Seven delours church,Tindivanam
  • Our Lady of Immaculate conception Church, Munnur Tindivanam
  • Our Lady of Fathima Church, Vellakulam Tindivanam
  • Vani Pillayar kovil,Vaaniya street,
  • Sundara Varsithi Vinayagar Temple,Sarkaar thopu,
  • Vinayagar Temple,Vasanthapuram.
  • Vinayagar Temple,Railway colony,


  • Tindivanam assembly constituency is part of Villupuram (Lok Sabha constituency).[5]
  • Tindivanam Municipal Council:
  1. Chairman - Mr.KVN.Venkatesan.B.A[6]
  2. Vice Chairman - Mr.A.V.Mohammed sherif[7]
  3. Commissioner - Mr.Annadurai[8]

Educational institutions

The following are the Educational Institutions in Tindivanam:

  • St. Ann’s Higher Secondary School
  • St. Philomena's Girls Higher Secondary School
  • Walter Scuder Higher Secondary School
  • National Higher Secondary School
  • St. Ann’s Middle School
  • Tagore Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Jayapuram,
  • Tagore Higher secondary school (CBSE)
  • St. Joseph's Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Murungapakkam Govt Higher Secondary School
  • St. Mary's Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Montfort Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Francis Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Saram
  • Kooshal chand Govt higher secondary school
  • M.D.Krane Govt High school
  • R.C. Nirmala Primary School
  • Roshanai Colony Municipal School
  • Muslim High School
  • Murungapakkam Municipal Elementary School
  • Walter Scudder Elementary School
  • Ayyanthoppu, Municipal Elementary School
  • Kamatchi Vilas Middle School
  • Kanniga Parameswari Elementary School
  • Marys Nursery School
  • M.D. Crane Middle School
  • National Elementary School
  • Sri.Maragathambigai Middle School
  • Chanakya Matriculation School
  • Thai Thamizh nursery school
  • Solar Matriculation school
  • Shree Nagamal school


  • Indian Bank (With ATM) - Nehru Street, Tindivanam
  • State Bank of India (With ATM) - Nehru Street, Tindivanam
  • SBI ATM - Gingee road & Devangar Street, Tindivanam
  • SBI ATM - In front of Railway and Opposite Moffisal Bus Stand, Tindivanam
  • Indian Bank - Jayapuram Colony, Tindivanam
  • ICICI Bank (With ATM) - 1, Duraiswamy Achari Street, Tindivanam
  • Lakshmi Vilas Bank (With ATM) - 20, R.S.Pillai Street,Opp.Taluk Office, Tindivanam
  • Karur Vysia Bank (With ATM) - Perumal Koil Sanathi Street, Tindivanam
  • Tindivanam Co-operative Urban Bank - 1, Marikulam Street, Tindivanam
  • Central Co-operative Bank - 217, Nehru Street, Tindivanam
  • Union Bank (With ATM) - New Masjith Street, Tindivanam
  • Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank (With ATM) - Near Theertha Kulam, Tindivanam

Hospitals & Clinics

Hospitals & Clinics in Tindivanam
S.No Hospital/Doctor Details Specialist Address
Government Hospital
Hospital Road, Tindivanam
S.Arul Raja B.D.S
No.71, Marakkanam Road, Near Over Bridge Entrance, Tindivanam
P. Venugopal Retd.J.D
2,Panchanathan Street, Tindivanam
V.Thambiraja B.Sc.,M.B.B.S
7,Marikula Street, Tindivanam
3/1,Bharathi Street, Tindivanam
A.Mohan B.D.S
1,Bharathi Street, Tindivanam
A.R.Baskar M.B.B.S
1, Nehru Street, Tindivanam
S.Balamurugan B.D.S
19,Bajanai Koil Street,Tindivanam
R.Shanmugasundaram M.D
38,Perumal Koil St., Tindivanam
S.Natarajan M.B.B.S
38,Perumal Koil St., Tindivanam
N. Palani M.B.B.S
19, Mariammankoil Street, Tindivanam
Dharmalingam M.B.B.S
1, Keerakara Street, Tindivanam
P.Sekar M.B.B.S
362,Nehru Street, Tindivanam
V.Lakshmi M.B.B.S
1U, Rottikara Street, Tindivanam
V.V.Varadharajan M.B.B.S
1A, Rottikara Street, Tindivanam
P.Krishnarajan M.B.B.S
131,Nehru Street Tindivanam
A.Prabhavathi, M.B.B.S.,D.G.O
23,Kamatchiamman koil St., Tindivanam
C.Kasinathan M.B.B.S
19115, Nehru Street, Tindivanam
S.Ramadass M.B.B.S
44A, Kamatchiammankoil STreet, Tindivanam
R.Suresh M.B.B.S
7, Kamatchiammankoil Street Tindivanam
R.Masilamani M.B.B.S
238, Nehru Street, Tindivanam
&Dental Surgeon
334A-1, Nehru Street, Tindivanam
P.Chandrakanthan, B.P.T.,
Saravanan, B.D.S.,
Vinothraja, B.D.S.,
Bharati Street, Tindivanam
Vithya, M.B.B.S., P.G.Dip (Diabetology)
Thambirajah Hospital, Bharati Street, Tindivanam
N.K.Nagar, Tindivanam

DIAGNOSTIC CENTER IN TINDIVANAM Srisamraj Diagnostic centre, 50 Gingee Road , Tindivanam. PH:04147 223500


Engineering College

Tindivanam was gifted with a constituent college of Anna University, Chennai. The Engineering college is named after Anna University as "University College of Engineering Tindivanam (UCET)", a constituent college of Anna University, Chennai. Apart the Government Engineering College (UCET), a private engineering college named Mailam Engineering College, Mailam was also established.

Arts & Science and others colleges

  • Thiru. A.Govindaswamy Government Arts College
  • Srimath Sivagnana Balaya Swamigal College, Mailam
  • Agricultural University & Oilseeds Research Station - Pondy Road
  • St. Joseph’s Industrial School For Boys
  • R.C. Teacher Training Institute(Aided)
  • Indragandhi Jayanthi Arts & Science college for Women
  • P.V.Polytechnic College
  • Bharathi I.T.I.
  • BWDA Arts and Science College, Kolliyangunam
  • Saraswathy College of arts and Science, Olakkur
  • Dr.K.C.R. College of Hotel Management & Catering Technology
  • Rajiv Gandhi Industrial Training Institute
  • Tagore Women Industrial Training Institute
  • Indira Gandhi Jayanthi institute of Catering Technology
  • Sri Murugan teacher training institute
  • Srisamraj Institute of Medical Science

Notable 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.


Mr.G.Ganesh Kumar Advocate,High Court,Chennai

See also

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tindivanam — Original name in latin Tindivanam Name in other language Tindivanam, Tindivangam State code IN Continent/City Asia/Kolkata longitude 12.234 latitude 79.65551 altitude 43 Population 69839 Date 2012 03 01 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Tindivanam (Lok Sabha constituency) — Tindivanam is a Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu. Assembly segmentsTindivanam Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments [cite web url = http://archive.eci.gov.in/se2001/background/S22/TN ACPC.pdf title = List of… …   Wikipedia

  • Marakkanam —   city   …   Wikipedia

  • Highways of Tamil Nadu — Map indicating Highways network of Tamil Nadu In Tamil Nadu, a separate Highways Department (HD) was established on April, 1946 and the same has been renamed as Highways Minor Ports Department (HMPD) on 30 October 2008.[1] HMPD of Tamil Nadu is… …   Wikipedia

  • Tamil Jain — Tamil Jains or Samanar are natives of Tamil Nadu, India. They are a micro community of around 85,000 in number (Around 0.13% of population of Tamil Nadu). Tamil Jains belong to the Jain Digambara sect, who speak Tamil in their homes. They are… …   Wikipedia

  • Chandrashekarendra Saraswati — Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati VIII Swamigal Jagadguru A 1933 photograph of Chandrasekarendra Sara …   Wikipedia

  • Chinnasalem —   city   …   Wikipedia

  • Manalurpet —   city   Coordinates Country India State Tamil Nadu …   Wikipedia

  • K. Dhanaraju — Infobox Indian politician name = K. Dhanaraju caption = birth date =Birth date and age|1956|8|3|df=y birth place =Villupuram, Tamil Nadu residence =Tindivanam death date = death place = office = Member of Parliament constituency = Tindivanam… …   Wikipedia

  • Chinnasalem block — The Chinnasalem block is a revenue block in the Viluppuram district of Tamil Nadu, India. It has a total of 50 panchayat villages. References Map of revenue blocks of Viluppuram district . Government of Tamil Nadu. http://tnmaps.tn.nic.in/default …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”