History of district:
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. The district of Tiruvallur has been carved out by bifurcating erstwhile Chengalpattu district. At present this district comprises 12 taluks, namely Tiruvottiyur, Madhavaram, Ambattur, Maduravoyal, Avadi, Ponneri, Gummidipoondi, Uthukottai, Tiruvallur, Poonamallee, Tiruttani, and Pallipattu. The average normal rainfall of the District is 1104 mm. Out of which 52% has been received during North East Monsoon period and 41% has been received during South West Monsoon period.
Main occupation of the district:
Tiruvallur district is one of the fastest developing districts in Tamil Nadu in terms of Industrial Development. The district has many leading industries like Madras Refineries, Madras Fertilizers, Manali Petro Chemicals, MRF, Ashok Leyland, TI Cycles,Parry India Ltd, Kamarajar Port, North Chennai Thermal Power Station, National Thermal Power Corporation, L&T Ship Build, NIOT, ITC, IOCL, HPCL, BPCL, and Hindustan Motors. It also boasts of the Ennore Thermal Power Station and the Avadi Tank Factory. The District has 16 Industrial Estates, all in operation : 11 developed by the Government and 5 by Private Organisation. This district has 16940 Small Scale Industries, notable among them being food, wood, textile, chemical, engineering, non-metallic and leather industries.
Train: Trains from Chennai Central and Chennai Beach Station to Tiruvallur and many parts of Tiruvallur Districts. Bus: Chennai Koyambedu, T.Nagar, Tambaram and Paris Cornor
Sri Veera Raghava Swami Temple, Temple Is Center for Thiruvallur Down. Buses available form Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Tambaram. Sri Balasubrahmanyar Temple, By traveling 30 kms. from the the Koyampedu Bus Stand in the Gummidipundi, Kavarapettai buses, getting down at the Siruvapuri New road stop and going westward 3 kms. we can reach Siruvapuri. Sri Vadaranyeswarar Temple, Tiruvalangadu is 16 km from Tiruvallur. The place can be reached from Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram also. Sri Tripuranthaka Swami Temple, Chennai-Perambakkam buses pass through Cooum. Also the devotee can reach Perambakkam from Tiruvallur (17 km) and use share-autos to reach the temple.