Ambedkar Mani Mandapam :
The Architect of the Indian Constitution who
championed the cause of the down-trodden and
exploited millions was born on 14th April 1891
and died on 5th December, 1956. His Memorial
Mani Mandapam is built at Mandavellipakkam,
Chennai-4. Time 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Anna Square :
The memorial for
Arignar Annadurai - leader of the Dravidian
movement, affectionately called Anna, is a
tranquil place. Situated in the Northern end of
Marina beach. Next to MGR Memorial. Anna passed
away on 3rd Feb. 1969. Entry Free. No holidays.
Time : 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Bakthavatsalam Memorial :
the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 2-10-1963
to 6-3-1967. He passed away on 13-02-1987. This
Memorial is situated at Guindy. Entry Free. No
holidays to visit. Time : 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Barathiar Memorial House :
Barathiar was the first Indian Poet to
compliment with poems, hailing the liberation
movements of Russia, Belgium and Italy. Tamil
Nadu Government has built a memorial house for
the great poet at his birth place Ettayapuram in
Tirunelveli district. He was born on 11-12-1882
and died at the age of 39 years. 83, T.P.Koil
Street, Triplicane, Chennai-5, were he lived few
years. Entry Free. No holidays. Time : 9.45 a.m.
to 5.45 p.m. Ph : 28442423.
Gandhi Memorial :
dedicated to the father of the nation, Gandhiji.
In this age of ‘Gun culture’, Gandhiji proved
that ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) is the best weapon
with which we can fight oppression in a
successful way. Gandhiji was assassinated on
30-1-1948. This memorial is situated at Guindy.
Entry free. No holidays. Time : 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Ph: 22351941.
Kamaraj Memorial :
The doyen of
Indian politics, K. Kamaraj was the C.M. of
Tamilnadu for 9 years. He was also President of
the All India Congress Committee for a brief
period. For the first time in Independant India,
Kamaraj introduced free education and free
mid-day meal scheme for children. He died on
2-10-1975. This memorial is situated at Guindy.
Entry Free. No holidays. Time : 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Kamarajar Memorial House :
born on 15-7-1903 to Mr. Kumaraswamy and Mrs.
Sivagami Ammaiyar at Virudupatti now called as
Virudunagar, Madurai Dist. He was the Chief
Minister of Tamil Nadu from 13-4-1954 to
1-10-1963, this period is still considered as a
‘golden period’ of Tamilnadu, since independance.
Kamaraj lived in this house till his death. This
house is now converted into a Memorial place and
it is maintained by Tamilnadu Government. He
passed away on 2-10-1975. Tourists and Visitors
are allowed to visit this Memorial House. Time 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. Located at Thirumalai Pillai
Road, Chennai - 17. Entry Free. Ph : 24349040.
MGR Memorial :
MGR memorial is
situated adjacent to the Anna memorial. This is
also in northern end of the Marina Beach. He
Passed away on 24th December, 1987. Located opp.
to Madras University, Chennai - 600 005. Entry
Free. No holidays. Time : 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
G.K. Moopanar Memorial :
period from 1931 to 2001) He was a senior Tamil
Nadu politician with ties to the Indian National
Congress. He was a powerful All India Congress
Committee general secretary from 1980 to 1988.
Moopanar did not get along well Narasimha Rao,
who was the Prime Minister of India from
1991-96. He parted ways with Rao on the issue on
his joining hands with the AIADMK and founded
his own party, the Tamil Maanila Congress(TMC).
After Moopanar’s death both TMC and
Chidambaram’s group merged back with the
Congress. His memorial is situated near Anna
Flyover, GN Chetty Road, Teynampet, Chennai -
M.G.R. Memorial House :
Gopala Ramachandran. He was the Chief Minister
for the following periods 30-6-1977 to
17-2-1980, 9-6-1980 to 10-2-1985, 10-2-1985 to
24-12-1987. He was born on 17-1-1917 in Kandy,
Srilanka to Mr. Maruthur Gopala Menon and Mrs.
Sathyabama. His wife’s name was Mrs. Janaki. He
passed away on 24-12-1987 and he spent most of
his life at 27, Arcot Road, Chennai -600 017.
Entry free. Time:10a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
holiday. This house is now converted in to a
memorial house by the Government of Tamil Nadu
to remember the great leader. Ph : 24351273,
Quaid-E-Milleth Manimandapam :
Native of Melapalayam, Tirunelveli District.
Born on 5th June, 1896; breathed his left on 4th
April 1972. He was the founder of Indian Muslim
League. In 1948 he was appointed as a member of
Indian political constitution. He was elected
thrice from Mancheri constituency in Kerala to
the Paliament. As a mark of respect to hims a
women’s college in Chennai has been named as
Quaid-e-Milleth Women’s College. His Memorial is
situated behind the women’s college, Anna Salai,
Chennai - 600 002. Entry free, no holidays. 9
a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Mozhipor Thiyagigal Mandapam :
This mandapam was constructed in memory of those
who fought and laid down their lives against the
imposition of Hindi. Thiruchi Chinna Swami,
Kodambakkam Sivalingam, Virugambakkam
Aranganathan, Kirnoor Muthu, Chidambaram
Rajendran, Viralimalai Shanmugam, Thalamuthu
Nadarajan and such other thousands who laid
their life for what they felt was a noble cause.
This Mandapam is situated in Gandhi Mandapam
complex in Guindy, Chennai - 600 032. Entry
Free. No holiday. Time : 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ph :
Periyar Memorial :
‘Thanthai Periyar’ he was the father of the
Dravidian movement and the author of ‘Suya
Mariyathai Iyakkam’ He was born on 17-09-1879 to
Mr. Venkatappa Naicker and Mrs. Chinnathai Ammal
in Erode. He passed away on 24-12-1973. This
Memorial is located at E.V.K. Sampath Salai,
Vepery, Chennai - 600 007. Entry Free. Sunday
holiday. Time 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ph : 26618163.
Rajaji Memorial :
A statesman par
excellence, Rajaji was the first Governor
General of India, immediatly after independecne.
He latter became the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu.
His Memorial is situated at Guindy. Entry free.
No holidays. Time 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Ph :
Thiyagigal Mani Mandapam :
is built in memory and honour of Freedom
Fighters who gave their tomorrows for our
to-days . As a mark of respect and gratitude to
all the freedom fighters, their photos are
displayed here. This mandapam is situated at
Sardar Vallabai Patel Road, Guindy, Chennai -
600 032. Entry Free. No holiday. Time 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Ph : 22351941.
country oil extractor made
by wood was pulled by the
great freedom fighter
V.O.Chidambaranar. He was
punished by the British
started Sudesi Steam
Navigation Company against
the British. This wooden oil
extractor came from
Coimbatore Jail and now it
is kept at Gandhi Mandapam
Complex as one among the
symbol of our freedom
movement. Located at Sardar
Patel Rd, Guindy, Chennai -
600 032, Ph : 22351941.