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It is actually ancient village, Its original name Is Puvinithamalee or “the place of jasmine” and know it is called as Poonamallee. It Has several temples and also it has an old mosque. The famous Varadarajaperumal temple is situated here, it was built by Tirukatchinambi, in 11th century. Tirukatchinambi

Is an elder contemporary of the renowned philosoper Sri Ramanuja. It has a magnificent

Five storeyede gopuram and houses three shrines in the same prakara. It also as another

Famous temple which was built by the chola’s, so the inscriptions of Rajaraja-I will be there.


It is situated 21 kms from chennai.

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