Anna Memorial, Chennai

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Anna memorial, locally known as Anna Samadhi, is a memorial structure built on the Marina beach in Chennai, India. It was built in memory of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, C. N. Annadurai (1967-69), who was cremated here in 1969. The memorial lies on the northern end of the Marina abutting the MGR Memorial.HistoryIn 1996-1998, during the DMK reign, the memorial was remodelled at a cost of 27.5 million and the entrance arch carried the design of 'Rising Sun', the symbol of the DMK party. However, the design was removed after the AIADMK party returned to power in May 2001. The renovation resulted in the original tusk-shaped entrance arch giving way to a highly polished marble tiled structure, widened pathways, and building of ornamental octagonal mantapams. After the Indian Ocean tsunami struck the coastal parts of the state in December 2004, the memorial, along with other structures on the seashore, was affected. Subsequently, repair works were undertaken at a cost of 13.3 million.In 2012, the memorial was renovated at a cost of 12 million.MuseumThe memorial also houses a museum on Annadurai, which is located at the northern side.
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  • This is a memorial place which is built in the Memory of ex chief minister of Tamil Nadu Late Annadurai. If you are at Marina beach then you can visit this place and pay tribute. MGR , Karunanidhi and...  more »
  • This place always comes to mind, whenever someone from other parts of Tamilnadu think of Chennai and it gives you a good glimpse of one of the most famous leaders from Tamilnadu, good thing about this...  more »
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  • Very good place. Also near Marina Beach. When you travelling you must book OLA or UBER no local auto or car they are very costly.
  • One of the well maintained place in Marina. Crowded in the evening. Must visit in Chennai. You could find Dr. Karunanith's memorial behind this place.
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