Thiruvottriyur also called Thiruvotriyur or 'TVT' is located within the city premises of Chennai. It is located to the north of Chennai. Due to its proximity to Parrys and Chennai Central, it is fast becoming a sought after residential destination. Tiruvottriyur which is one of the oldest habitations by the sea, has a diverse residential population due to the industrial units, trading activity and nearby fishing hamlets. The neighbourhood is served by Tiruvottiyur railway station.
Thiruvottiyur was widely inhabited even before Chennai was formed. Thiruvottiyur is home to the ancient Thyagaraja Temple, Tiruvottiyur (one of the Paadal Petra Sthalangal and amongst the great Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu) and location of the samādhi of saint Pattinathar. This temple was visited by many saints and poets like Appar, Sundarar, Gnana Sambandhar, Thyagayyar, Vallalar, Valmiki, Kambar, Adi Shankara etc. Kamba Ramayanam was composed here at Thyagaraja Swamy Vadivudaiamman Temple, before it was recited at Sri Rangam, Trichy
Thiruvottiyur is one of the heavily populated locations in chennai.It is a very active locality as it is surrounded by huge Industrial establishments namely Royal Enfield Motors,Greaves Cotton LTD,CPCL,SRF,Ashok leyland,Ennore foundaries,ETPS and Lot more.Also the city is supported by numerous Small scale industries.Majority of he city´s population are reliant on these industries for their daily labor.
Apart from Industries the Other primary source of income for the people is business and fishing industry is also huge. The city has basically all the facilities a dedicated police station,Post office,Railway station,Bus terminus and even a magistrate court.Entertainment in the city is not much developed compared to other parts of chennai.Lot of theatres have been converted to real estate properties and just two are operational as of now MSM & Odiyanmani.But the locality is well known for its food.
There are lots of small and large scale hotels, Restaurants and Small food stalls distributed across the place,Quite famous are Kurunji Hotel,Tirumala Hotel ,Rajeswari Hotel,Pushpa Hotel,Tirupathi Mess & MGR Unavvagam.There is also a small park with a swimming pool as a part of entertainment.Also the city is known for its marriage halls.The city is supported by a huge vegetable & meat market for daily grocery needs and couple of super markets (More & JK).Thiruvottiyur is considered as one of the economical housing zones in chennai.The city is slowly developing in par with rest of the localities in chennai.
Thiruvottiyur MTC Bus Depot Formed in 1975 in Ajax,There are buses are operated from here to all over chennai & also few limited services which run to various parts of the Tamilnadu state. There is a bus available from paris corner for atleast every 10 mins coming through various routes.Also the city is supported by good amount of auto rickshaws & share autos.Due to the delay in Road widening project, traffic congestion is common in Theradi during peak hours.
Thiruvottriyur is located at the Chennai Central - Gummidipoondi suburban line of Chennai. The number of train services in this route are quite frequent. Plan to extend Chennai Metro to Thiruvottriyur is under study.
- Vadivudaiamman Temple
- Srinivasa Perumal Temple
- Pattinathar Thirukovil
- Thiruvottiyur Ramakrishna Nagar Beach
- Shanmuanar Park