Ponneri (State Assembly Constituency)
Ponneri is a state assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu. It is a Scheduled Caste reserved constituency. Ponneri is a city located at North Chennai in Thiruvallur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located in Ponneri taluk. The neighbourhood is served by the Ponneri railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. Ponneri is selected among 100 cities for Smart city Development.
Legislative assembly election results
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History of Tiruvallur District
Tiruvallur (Tamil: திருவள்ளூர்) is a temple town and Grade I municipality in Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on the banks of Cooum river about 42 km (26 mi) northwest of Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu and located in Chennai City.It is the administrative headquarters of Tiruvallur district. This town consists of four revenue villages namely Periakuppam, Perumpakkam and Pungathur. The town is divided into 27 wards. It is well known because of the Veera Raghavar temple which is one of the 108 sacred shrines of Vaishnavites. There is a pond nearby this temple, where the tank festival is held. There is a Siva temple near this shrine which is also quite popular among the locals. There is also a 40 feet tall Viswaroopa Panchamukha Hanuman temple, where the murti is made of a single green granite stone. Poondi reservoir from where drinking water is drawn to Chennai city is at about 9 km (5.6 mi) from this town. The neighbourhood is served by Tiruvallur railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. The railway station falls mid-way between the Chennai-Arakkonam railway line. A small town, and now the district headquarter of the recently made Tiruvallur district is developing very fast. It is one of thirty-two districts in Tamil Nadu. Previously, Tiruvallur was a town in the district named Chengalpattu. Tiruvallur is the name of both the town as well as the district. As of 2011, the town had a population of 56,074.
Tiruvallur was originally known as Tiruvallur which specifies the sleeping position of the holy lord “Balaji”, in the Veeraragava temple of Tiruvallur. Later people began to refer it by names such as Trivellore and Tiruvallur. Today Tiruvallur is well known, one of the reason being the Veeraragava Temple. The new moon day is very auspicious day for the lord and so for the people of the town
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