Location in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates 12°57′49″N 80°06′53″E / 12.963681°N 80.114686°E / 12.963681; 80.114686Coordinates: 12°57′49″N 80°06′53″E / 12.963681°N 80.114686°E / 12.963681; 80.114686
Country India
State/province Tamil Nadu
District Kanchipuram
Locale Pallavaram, chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Primary deity Neervannaswamy (Neelamugilvannan), Animamalarmangai Thayaar
Important festivals Chithirai Brahmotsavam
Architectural styles Dravidian architecture

Thiruneermalai is a panchayat town in Chennai in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This place is very close to Chennai city (4 km from Pallavaram GST road).

Thiruneermalai is popular for Sri Neervannan Perumal Temple on a hill. From the top of the hill, one can view the entire Pallavaram area. The temple is one of the 108 divyadesams.[1]

Thiruneermalai area is one of the 163 notified areas (megalithic sites) in the state of Tamil Nadu.[2]


As of 2001 India census,[3] Thiruneermalai had a population of 19,019. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Thiruneermalai has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 74%. Many of the people already have college degrees. In Thiruneermalai, 11% of the population is under 14 years of age.


  2. Madhavan, D. (20 December 2012). "National Institute of Siddha modifies expansion plan". The Hindu. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 23 Dec 2012.
  3. "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.

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