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Polichalur

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Polichalur
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Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kancheepuram
Metro Chennai
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,329
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 600074
Telephone code 91-44-2263-XXXX
Vehicle registration TN-85
Website [[1] municipality.tn.gov.in/Pozhichalur]]

Polichalur (also commonly spelled as Pozhichalur) is a census town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a suburb of Chennai and is located close to the Chennai Airport at Tirusulam on its south west side. It lies on the south banks of the Adyar River.There are many schools like Sri Sarada Eashwar Vidya Mandir,Marya Nivas etc.Agasteeswarar Temple which is called as North Thirunallaru is situated here.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[1] Polichalur had a population of 15,329. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Polichalur has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 73%. In Polichalur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. The proposed Chennai metro railway station at Airport is going to very close to Polichalur within distance of 3 km.

History

Polichalur is the short, convenient, modern name for what was once called Pugazh Chola Nalloor (meaning Famous town of the Chola Kingdom, in Tamil). This town was created in the 9th century AD by the Cholas, who gave the town its most recognizable landmark, the Agastheeswarar Temple. Till 1997 'Thaangal'(kuttai/ a small pond) was one of the important spots in this village; It homed the migratory birds during the rainy seasons; encroachment led to its disappearance. Of late Pozhichalur has become popular for cinema shooting; some scenes for movies 'Vettaikaran', 'Penn Singam', 'Ezhaam Arivu'...etc. have been shot in a place called Indraesan Garden located close to the adyar river. The place is becoming popular day by day with many builders coming up with their projects at a rate of 3500 - 4000 per sq.ft

Temples

  • Pozhichalur Agastheeswarar Temple (Vada Thirunallaaru, famous saneeswarar Temple only one temple in North Tamil Nadu) Temple website - www.pozhichalursaneeswarartemple.org (PHONE:044-32564022) Pallavaram Railway station is the nearest Railhead

This temple is about 800 years old and has a big pond on the western side of the temple. This Tamil Nadu temple is called as Agastheeswarar temple as Agasthiyar is said to have worshiped Shiva here on his return from Himalayas,the Amman is called as Anandavalli.

The temple enshrines Agastheeswarar as the presiding deity along with his divine consort Anandavalli. The sanctum of the Lord faces east and that of his consort faces south. Though Agastheeswarar Temple doesn’t match to the grandeur of the ancient Chola temples, the architecture style denotes that the temple belongs to 12th century. The style of construction with the gaja-brashta-vimana (resembling the shape of an elephant's behind) and the stone inscription stands as a testimony to this fact. Most noteworthy feature of the shrine is that the temple has a shrine dedicated to Lord Sani; the shrine of Sani is considered to be next to that of Thirunallar. Traditionally, all the temples visited by Sage Agastya are known as Agastheeswaram. It is said that the temple was visited by Sage Agastya; hence the name Agastheeswarar Temple. Mahashivaratri, Karthikai Deepam, Sani Peyarchi and Guru Peyarchi are the major festivals celebrated amid much pomp and splendor. Thousands of devotees visit the shrine every year.

  • Sri. Pidari Kalliyamman temple Aalayam Kanden
  • Sri. Thirumeneeswarar temple
  • Sri. Perariyamman temple
  • Sri Rama Anjaneyar Temple.
  • Sri Vishnu Vinayagar Temple.
  • Agastheeswarar temple (North Thirunallaaru)
  • Kalli amman Temple
  • Sri Hayagrevar Temple

Banks and ATM's

  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • State Bank of Hyderabad
  • * City union bank
  • State Bank of India
  • Karur Vysya Bank
  • ICICI Bank
  • Muthoot Finance
  • Axis Bank
  • Bank of India
  • India ATM

Hospitals

  • Thayu Pain & fitness clinic Dr K. THAYUMANAVAN.BPT, MS, [NEUROSCIENCE] MBA, FSS, IASM, CPC.
  • Dhanam Nursing Home
  • Das Hospitals

Nearest Places

  • Chennai
  • CHENNAI AIRPORT
  • Shankar Nagar
  • Pammal
  • Anakaputtur
  • Pallavaram
  • Cowl Bazar
  • Chrompet
  • Tambaram
  • Selaiyur
  • Kundrathur
  • Maangadu
  • Porur
  • Gerukampakkam

Schools

  • Bright minds crescent pre school
  • Marya Nivas matriculation school
  • Sri Sarada Eashwar Vidya Mandir Mat.Hr.Sec.School
  • Sri Shankara Vidyalaya
  • Selva vignesh matriculation School
  • Panchayat union middle school(Chitlapakkam Panchayat Union - Rural).
  • Adi Dravidar welfare school
  • JKM Matriculation School
  • Janice Typewriting Institute
  • Kidzee Pre school

Transport

At present public transportation is in developing state. Only two buses for the parry's route operating. But buses for chromepet route operates frequently. You can get a bus to reach pallavaram once in 5 minutes. And there is more than sufficient share auto's (general auto converted into share auto) operating for commute.

52 and 60g for parry's route,M1P for thiruvanmiyur via velachery and M52, M52B, 52S etc.. for Chromepet route operating.

Airport expansion

Tamil Nadu government was planning to expand airport by grabbing lands from residents of Pozhichalur, Pammal and Anakaputhur.[2] But after the intervention of political parties like ADMK, PMK, MDMK the plan of expanding airport was changed. People living in Pozhichalur was suffering due to the land acquisition. After the change in plan people could breathe a sign of relief.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ http://www.tehelka.com/story_main21.asp?filename=Ne102806Airport_expansion.asp
  3. ^ http://www.hindu.com/2006/04/19/stories/2006041919360300.htm