Chengam (SC)

Chengam is a state assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu. It is a Scheduled Caste reserved constituency.

Total Voters:

Male 1,24,497
Female: 1,23,644
Transgender 2
Total 2,48,143

AIADMKCandidate for Chengam Assembly Election 2016 – Mr. M Dinakaran

AIADMK Candidate for Chengam Assembly Election 2016 - Mr. M Dinakaran


Legislative Assembly Election Results

Assembly Duration Winner Party Votes
Fourteenth 2011- Suresh@Sureshkumar.T DMDK 83722
Thirteenth 2006-2011 Polur Varadhan M INC 53366
Twelfth 2001-06 Polur Varadhan INC 54145
Eleventh 1996-01 Nannan, K.V. DMK 58958
Tenth 1991-96 P. Veera Pandiyan ADK 54611
Ninth 1989-91 Settu, M. JNP 26256
Eighth 1984-89 T. Swamikannu ADK 45770
Seventh 1980-84 Swamikannu, T ADK 26823
Sixth 1977-80 T. Swamikannu ADK 22789
Fifth 1971-77 C. Pandurangam DMK 32260

History of Tiruvannamalai District

Tiruvannamalai Temple

Tiruvannamalai is a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town is administered by a special grade municipality that covers an area of 16.33 km2 (6.31 sq mi) and had a population of 144,278 in 2011. It is the administrative headquarters of Tiruvannamalai District.

Tiruvannamalai is one of the most venerated places in Tamil Nadu. In ancient times, the term “Annamalai” meant an inaccessible mountain. The word “Thiru” was prefixed to signify its greatness, and coupled with the two terms, it is called Tiruvannamalai.

The temple town of Tiruvannamalai is one of the most ancient heritage sites of India and is a centre of the Saiva religion. The Arunachala hill and its environs have been held in great regard by the Tamils for centuries. The temple is grand in conception and architecture and is rich in tradition, history and festivals. The main Deepam festival attracts devotees from far and wide throughout South India. It has historic places besides Tiruvannamalai, Arni, Vandavasi, Devigapuram connected to East India and French companies. In the late Chola period this district was ruled by the Cholan of Sambuvarayar having Padavedu near Arni as HQ. We can now find the fort and note along with a Shiva temple namely Kailasanathar in Arni town.

After independence Tiruvannamalai was under North Arcot District. The civil district of North Arcot was divided into Vellore district and Tiruvannamalai district in October 1989. Thiru. P.Kolappan IAS was the first Collector of Tiruvannamalai District. On the whole Tiruvannamalai is traditionally rich in Historic and spiritual values but lacks in industrial growth.


Tiruvannamalai District Map

Tiruvannamalai Area:

Area Sq. Km: 6,188

Tiruvannamalai Population:

Male: 1,235,889
Female: 1,228,986
Total: 2,464,875

Literacy Rates

Male: 83.11%
Female: 65.32%
Total: 74.21%