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Tambaram

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Tambaram is residential locality in Southern part of the metropolitan city of Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Tambaram is neighbourhood in South Chennai situated 27km south of the Broadway in Tamil Nadu, India. It is on the Chennai–Trichy national highway. The highway and the railway line from Chennai Egmore to Kanyakumari divide the town into East Tambaram and West Tambaram.Tambaram is also home to the Tambaram Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force.HistoryThe earliest references to Manimangalam in the outskirts of Tambaram are in relation to a battle fought between the Western Chalukya ruler Pulakesin II and the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I. The Rajagopala Perumal Temple is one of three Vishnu temples in the town and was constructed by the Medieval Cholas. The earliest inscriptions mentioning the temple are by Rajendra Chola I and have been dated to 1056 CE. Rajendra Chola I refers to the temple as Kamakoti-Vinnagar and Thiruvaykulam.
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